Assimilated Natives, a book of borderland poems told from the perspective of a third-plus generation Chicano, exploring the disruption of cultural practices as the result of forced assimilation into American society, and the resolve in embracing the old ways while existing in the new world.
Feb 2024, Mouthfeel Press.
Gume is a Texan, native to the Rio Grande Valley on the southernmost border. For the past decade, he has dedicated himself to writing stories that promote inclusion, and provoke further introspection into the complexities of culture and intersectional identities. The bulk of Gume’s characters are composed of underrepresented groups, especially those representative of the communities he is a part of: Latinx and LGBT+. His published work includes both young adult fiction and poetry.