In the Time of the Jacarandas

About the Book

In the Time of the Jacarandas is the most recent collection of Michael Hogan’s poetry and the only one written entirely from Mexico. Hogan has lived in Guadalajara for the better part of three decades. The poems are in English, but don’t be deceived. They are not written from the perspective of a foreigner, but rather from one who has come to love his adopted land. As Sam Hamill writes: “Hogan’s Mexico is tangible, never alien. These are poems that bear the weight of hard-earned experience together with the sweet light of an open and generous heart.” Some of the poems included here first appeared in the following magazines and journals: Broad River Review, Bryant Literary Review, Chiron Review, Concho River Review, Ellipsis, Ginosko Literary Journal, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Ofi Press (Mexico City), Penwood Review, Piscah Review, Poetry Bus (Dublin), Poetry Quarterly, Princemere Poetry Journal, Sin Fronteras (Guadalajara), Texas Review, Time of Singing, Waypoints Magazine and White Pelican Review. Permission to reprint is hereby gratefully acknowledged.


Jacarandas best cover (1) (1) (2)The back of the eBook includes a hyperlink to the author’s website, plus a list of all of the author’s works with active hyperlinks to go directly to Amazon and buy his other twenty-two books.

About the Author

Hogan at Poetry eventMICHAEL HOGAN is the author of twenty books, including The Irish Soldiers of Mexico, which was the basis for an MGM film starring Tom Berenger and an award-winning documentary on the St. Patrick’s Battalion. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review, The Harvard Review, the Bloomsbury Review, the American Poetry Review, and dozens of textbooks and anthologies. His book Winter Solstice: Selected Poems 1975-2012 has been praised by Sam Hamill for writing that ”bears the weight of hard-earned experience together with the sweet light of an open and generous heart.” Hogan is a Teacher Emeritus at the American School Foundation of Guadalajara, and is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Alden Dow Creativity Fellowship and the Colorado Humanities Fellowship. He lives in Guadalajara, Mexico, with the textile artist Lucinda Mayo and their dog Molly Malone.