“A Eulogy for My Father” is a long citational poem that integrates various writing techniques, such as writing and rewriting, autoethnography, prose, vignette, and citation. Following Mexican poet Sara Uribe, this poem acts as a “sounding board” that allows for the exploration of pain, disenfranchised grief, and trauma. Ultimately, the poem seeks to engage in a critical dialogue that questions the meaning of a “good death.”
A Eulogy for My Father
Jesús Martínez Saucedo (he/him/él) is a bilingual poet, translator and interpreter, recent graduate of the University of San Diego, and a Dual Immersion teacher at Alta Elementary School. His poetry has been published in University of San Diego’s The Alcalá Review and Humboldt State University’s Toyon Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art. His poetry grapples with themes of trauma, mental illness, ruptures, fissures, migration, and identity. Correspondence to: Jesús Martínez Saucedo, Alta Elementary School, 21771 E. Parlier Avenue, Reedley, CA 93654. Email: email@example.com.
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Jesús Martínez Saucedo; A Eulogy for My Father. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 September 2021; 10 (3): 10–18. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2021.10.3.10
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