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The poems in Heresies explore the sacred within a baroque, magical-realist poetics that immerses itself in the flora and fauna of the Caribbean, as well as in the region’s complex interplay of African and European cultures. The same can be said of the poems about Perú, in particular that nation’s fertile tensions between the European and the Andean. Interspersed within the collection is a series of dramatic monologues by saints, whether canonical or invented, that incorporate legend, the fantastic, and the marvelous to enrich and complicate these ecstatic voices. Finally, this cross-cultural baroque, so ingrained in Latin America, from Cuba to Colombia to Perú, draws inspiration from the works of writers like Alejo Carpentier, José Lezama Lima, Wilson Harris, and Derek Walco.