Hoodwinked, David Hernandez
Karthryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry
Inherent untrustworthiness—of received opinion, the trompe l’oeil deceptions of nature, and the workings of our own unfaithful minds—is given its proper menace in David Hernandez’ Hoodwinked. In poems that range from the backyard to Iraq and back again, Hernandez disturbs the surface of contemporary life to reveal barely submerged worlds that, impossible to fathom, make fools of us all.
David Hernandez’s poetry collections include Always Danger (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and A House Waiting for Music (Tupelo Press, 2003). His poems have appeared in Field, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, The Missouri Review, AGNI and The Southern Review. He is also the author of two YA novels, No More Us for You and Suckerpunch, both published by HarperTeen. David lives in Long Beach and is married to writer Lisa Glatt. Visit his website at www.DavidAHernandez.com.