The History of Dying Stars is a book of poetry and art written by Oscar S. Cisneros, an attorney and poet living in the Los Angeles area. The book features more than 80 poems and sixteen works of art by twelve different artists, including the author’s mother, Leticia Rendon. Each work of art – paintings, mixed media illustrations, photographs, photo illustrations and digital artworks – was specifically commissioned to visually interpret a single poem in the book.
The History of Dying Stars centers readers in the present by bringing legacy into focus: as starlight is light traveling from an origin long-since darkened, so will today's act of kindness live on tomorrow. Love, loss, fantasy, legacy and affirmations are among the many themes of the poems in The History of Dying Stars.