"An indispensable primer to an accomplished poet who seems only to be getting started."
, Starred Review
"A titan–unafraid to take to the road, get his hands dirty, to fully immerse himself in the world of his subjects."
–Juan Felipe Herrera, former US Poet Laureate
"Some of the Light
arrives to remind us that Hernandez has been turning over the stones, cradling them, and tumbling them in his mouth until he can taste and recite every fissure and form that must be sung. It awakens the inner light that empires, trials and tribulations, others, and even the self have attempted to extinguish and failed. Hernandez lets the light radiate, and we must follow."
–Anthony Cody, author of Borderland Apocrypha
"What does it mean to refract and be a refraction of the world we inhabit? In Some of the Light
, Tim Z. Hernandez reminds us that memory is only a confluence of our desires–to hold on–to rebuild from the intimacies of loss toward a reclamation of self. He cleaves open language–with all its gorgeous failures."
–Felicia Zamora, author of Quotient