Feel Puma

By Ray Gonzalez



Finalist for the 2021 Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Best Book of Poetry
Finalist for the 2021 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry

In Feel Puma, Ray Gonzalez traces his love of reading, philosophy, and learning with poems constantly in conversation—with each other, with texts by other writers and the writers themselves, with world history and his personal history and people he has encountered. Woven over three sections, this unique collection is a complex and gorgeous dive into creativity and the inner life of a poet at the height of his craft.

Subjects: Poetry

Contributor Bios
Ray Gonzalez is the author of numerous books of poetry including The Heat of Arrivals, The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande, and Soul Over Lightning. He is the recipient of many awards including the PEN Oakland–Josephine Miles Book Award, the Latino Heritage Award, and the Minnesota Book Award. He lives in Farmington, Minnesota, and is a professor of literature at the University of Minnesota.