How to Pull Apart the Earth


HOW TO PULL APART THE EARTH is an homage to the intrinsic thread that weaves the culture of Mexico together with the United States, and the echo of colonization that works to erase it. Cordero skillfully exemplifies the complexity & beauty of growing up in a borderland, and the sacrifices paid for the dream.

Cover art and design by Juan Charlie Beaz. Interior layout by Ian DeLucca. Edited by Safia Elhillo. 

Page count to be determined, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5 inches.

ISBN 978-1-945649-25-7



Karla Cordero

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Karla Cordero is a descendant of the Chichimeca people from northern Mexico. She is a Macondo and VONA fellow, a recipient of The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship, and the San Diego State University Global Diversity Award. Her work has appeared in several journals and anthologies including Bettering American Poetry, Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, PANK, Anomaly and BOAAT. She is the author of the chapbook, Grasshoppers Before Gods (Dancing Girl Press 2016) and the editor of Spit Journal. Karla currently serves as an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at MiraCosta College and San Diego City College.