Jaguar Plays With Magical Realism

An exciting review of Jaguar’s Book of the Dead!

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Jaguar does not care for your reality’s boundaries. Jaguar eats them.

Poet and teacher at Texas A & M International University, Suzette Marie Bishop transforms the world around her with her poetry. The rippled cover of Jaguar’s Book of the Dead is delightful to the touch and reinforces Bishop’s mission to captivate her readers by providing them with a tactile as well as mentally stimulating experience. Readers will “…sink lower on your couch…” and watch “…windows steaming up with…jungle humidity…” as they become engrossed with Bishop’s work.

The entire collection is dedicated to jaguars as the animals they are and to the powerful role they have played in human mysticism throughout the years. “Jaguar Remembers You Leaning over Him, Weeping” is a piece that is as supple and elegant as the dying animal is honors. “I know the way to the Underworld…,” the deceased Jaguar says soothingly. Readers will feel…

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