A Dream Catcher is thought by Native Americans to capture bad dreams so they perish in the light of day. In "Of a Dream Catcher," Aurelio Sanchez in gritty, streetwise narrative verse tells dramatic stories with surprising imagery, tales that are at times shocking, often beguiling and always beautiful, touching on themes of found and lost love, violence, addiction, poetic justice and injustice, the supernatural, cultural alienation, and celebration. In one story, a drag racer searches for a lost friend, but finds only longing; in another, a man who just wants to listen to the oldies meets a real man with a .45 caliber handgun; in another, a tomboy, after a magical evening, is transformed to Goddess. In another, a reckless ne'er do well is recruited to be an angel, to find charity in a cold world. Dreams, nightmares, visions and prophecies are captured in the web "Of a Dream Catcher" and are sifted to beauty. Includes a foreword by acclaimed New Mexico poet and novelist Jimmy Santiago Baca.