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Taking aim at the \"historically undernourished,\" these are poems of an American man of color facing down American-made horrors, and in the end, finding the necessary and essential affirmation: \"Nothing will hurt us. \/ We are invincible.\" Jonathan, then, is a poet charged with, and fueled by, justice for this moment; his \u003cem\u003eThe Cartographer of Crumpled Maps\u003c\/em\u003e is an invitation for us to join him. \u003cstrong\u003e--Joshua Roark\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMaking use of the roles of witness, citizen, and archaeologist, Jonathan Andrew Pérez takes in the city: its people, history, shadows, and light to produce brave, unyielding poems that seeks truth when none is visible nor accessible. Pérez calls to attention America's cyclical injustices as he scribes, 'All is buried beneath the \/ landscape of nolo contendere.' Through his criminal justice pastorals, odes that mirror elegies, and subverted definitions Pérez excavates America's haunting past and finds language for us to challenge, discuss, and heal from the atrocities committed to our society's most vulnerable and marginalized people. I celebrate and am charged by this poet's generous, and fearless debut. \u003cstrong\u003e--Jorrell Watkins\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJonathan Perez's \u003cem\u003eThe Cartographer of Crumpled Maps \u003c\/em\u003eis a challenging and insightful new collection that reckons with the injustices currently so pervasive in our world. Addressing catastrophes both moral and environmental, Perez's poems turn our attention from the particular instance back out to the broader context from which it springs, alerting us through his intuitive uses of spacing and line breaks to the particularly linguistic features that mark a troubled age. Seamlessly blending vocabularies drawn from the law and from the natural world, \u003cem\u003eThe Cartographer of Crumpled Maps\u003c\/em\u003e shows us again and again how, in a culture devoid of justice and divested from ecological responsibility, \"All is buried beneath the landscape of nolo contendere.\" \u003cstrong\u003e--Stu Watson\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA geologist of US imperialism, Pérez reads history's striations with a ruthless eye, but not without hope. His incantations mine the pastoral tradition, shifting earth so that we might witness for ourselves the unnatural life of injustice. \u003cstrong\u003e--Roy Pérez\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Cartographer of Crumpled Maps — Pérez '04

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By Jonathan Andrew Pérez, Class of 2004

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Jonathan Andrew Perez's The Cartographer of Crumpled Maps cleverly subverts and displaces the idyllic essence of the pastoral in service of an ethics society has consistently betrayed. The poems in this chapbook, occasionally referential yet always original, find their verve in the asymmetry between the beauty of our natural world and the brutality of the systems--legal, governmental and cultural--that characterize our society as, too often, undermining that beauty, if not erasing it, the fates of marginalized people living beneath punitive systems being of great and genuine concern. Taken collectively, this work is as rewarding as it is challenging, so be moved, be challenged, and then challenge. --Cortney Lamar Charleston

Jonathan Perez's debut declares itself a "Criminal Justice Pastoral," and quickly the reader learns what that means: subjects of justice lost and received, charmed and musical prosody, birds catalogued like discovery briefs, black bodies piling in the dirt and rivers of Mississippi. Taking aim at the "historically undernourished," these are poems of an American man of color facing down American-made horrors, and in the end, finding the necessary and essential affirmation: "Nothing will hurt us. / We are invincible." Jonathan, then, is a poet charged with, and fueled by, justice for this moment; his The Cartographer of Crumpled Maps is an invitation for us to join him. --Joshua Roark

Making use of the roles of witness, citizen, and archaeologist, Jonathan Andrew Pérez takes in the city: its people, history, shadows, and light to produce brave, unyielding poems that seeks truth when none is visible nor accessible. Pérez calls to attention America's cyclical injustices as he scribes, 'All is buried beneath the / landscape of nolo contendere.' Through his criminal justice pastorals, odes that mirror elegies, and subverted definitions Pérez excavates America's haunting past and finds language for us to challenge, discuss, and heal from the atrocities committed to our society's most vulnerable and marginalized people. I celebrate and am charged by this poet's generous, and fearless debut. --Jorrell Watkins

Jonathan Perez's The Cartographer of Crumpled Maps is a challenging and insightful new collection that reckons with the injustices currently so pervasive in our world. Addressing catastrophes both moral and environmental, Perez's poems turn our attention from the particular instance back out to the broader context from which it springs, alerting us through his intuitive uses of spacing and line breaks to the particularly linguistic features that mark a troubled age. Seamlessly blending vocabularies drawn from the law and from the natural world, The Cartographer of Crumpled Maps shows us again and again how, in a culture devoid of justice and divested from ecological responsibility, "All is buried beneath the landscape of nolo contendere." --Stu Watson

A geologist of US imperialism, Pérez reads history's striations with a ruthless eye, but not without hope. His incantations mine the pastoral tradition, shifting earth so that we might witness for ourselves the unnatural life of injustice. --Roy Pérez

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