Praise for Year of the Dog:

Winner, 2020 Writers’ League of Texas Poetry Book Award

Finalist, 2020 CLMP Firecracker Award for Best Poetry Book Award

A New York Times "New and Notable Poetry Book"

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Big Other's "Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2020"

Listed as among "the best work coming in 2020" by Library Journal

"Candid and chilling" ~ Ms. Magazine

"Reminiscent of Claudia Rankine, Paredez's Year of the Dog is…a raised fist shaken at the injustices running through American history." ~ David Starkey, Santa Barbara Independent

"…an inquisitive spirit, a wish to see how it really was for others, alongside a drive to know what, as a daughter, as a citizen, as a poet, she must do now." ~ Stephanie Burt, American Poet

"Paredez weaves a complex mytho-historical chorus of female grief." ~ Eric Gliebermann, The Georgia Review


selected poems online