The Gospel of Ometéotl, the Brown Adam
you’re a burra, buey, scapegoat,
forerunner of a new race,
half and half — both woman and man, neither —
a new gender.
J. Michael Martinez was born in Greeley, Colorado. He earned his BA from the University of Northern Colorado and his MFA from George Mason University. His first collection of poetry, Heredities (2010), received a Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Judge Juan...