$18 | Poetry, Bilingual
(Pre-order: Ships October 22, 2024)

Ariel Francisco

In his fourth collection of poems, Ariel Francisco mourns a Miami already ruined by climate change and development, and meditates on the future ruins of a city reclaimed by the sea. From constant flooding to the construction of a hulking Margaritaville on Hollywood Beach, Francisco weaves an elegy to a city in existential limbo with a blend of anger, humor, sadness, and insight. This edition includes Spanish translations by Francisco Henriquez that appear beside the original English.

October 2024 // Poetry, Translation, Miami, Climate Change
6″ x 9″ // Paperback // 140pp // $18
ISBN: 978-1-941681-33-6


“Ariel Francisco’s most compelling poems push the boundaries of language, igniting wonder and introspection, a hallmark shared with the works of Marianne Moore and Larry Levis, who have a keen eye for the particular. Francisco reveals a world fractured by natural disasters and urban sprawl, where our alienation from nature and each other is painfully obvious. All the Places We Love Have Been Left in Ruins establishes Francisco as a great maker of our time.”
–RUBEN QUESADA author of Brutal Companion, the 2023 Barrow Street Poetry Prize Editors’ Choice

“Ariel Francisco’s All the Places We Love Have Been Left in Ruins delivers a vision of the Anthropocene that is by turns bleak, mordant, and whimsical. In this too familiar world, media services stream AI-generated whale cries, franchised mega-resorts overtake local beaches, light pollution puts out the stars, and laptops litter the ocean ‘like dead clams / stunned mouths hinged open / in unheard prayers.’ At the book’s center is the expansive ‘Insomniami,’ an anti-nocturne comprised of sixty trenchant sections set against a vast blankness mimetic of the cold density of the deep and the hard vacuum of space Francisco imagines. Those who prefer meek tranquility, lyric plaintiveness, and lovely nightscapes should read lesser poetry.”
—CAROLYN HEMBREE author of For Today


“Part satirist, part ecopoet, part elegist, but every bit a luminous poet, Ariel Francisco brilliantly voices the complex intersections of the physical, emotional, and natural landscapes that define our sense of place and belonging, as well as our feelings of alienation and ennui.”
—RICHARD BLANCO author of How to Love a Country

“How could I not be a fan of Ariel Francisco’s bittersweet Floribeño flow? ¿Así se escribe “Caribe”? A.F. is Floribeño a.f.!”
–URAYOÁN NOEL author of Transversal


Ariel Francisco Henriquez Cos is the author of the forthcoming All the Places We Love Have Been Left in Ruins (Burrow Press, 2024), Under Capitalism If Your Head Aches They Just Yank Off Your Head (Flowersong Press, 2022), A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship (Burrow Press, 2020), and All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017) which was named one of the 8 Best Latino Books of 2017 by Rigoberto Gonzalez. He is also the translator of Haitian-Dominican poet Jacques Viau Renaud’s Poet of One Island (Get Fresh Books, 2024), Guatemalan poet Hael’s Lopez’s Routines/Goodbyes (Spuyten Duyvil, 2022), and Colombian poet Carolina Sanchez’s Viaje/Voyage (Editorial Ultramarina, 2020). Born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents, he was raised in Miami and completed his MFA in Poetry at Florida International University and an MFA in Literary Translation at Queens College CUNY. He was named one of the Five Florida Writers to Watch in 2019 by The Miami New Times and one of the 6 Guatemalan Authors You Should Know in 2021 by the Latino Book Review. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Yorker Podcast, The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, The Rumpus, The New York City Ballet, Performance Today, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Louisiana State University.