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I found this collection immensely appealing and sometimes difficult (in a good way). It challenged my "notions" about the Cuban exile community in Florida, for one thing, enriching my imagination with the complexity of a human being's relationships to family, culture, ancestry, politics, body and self. Nice mix of free verse and formal strategies for readers interested in prosody, but emotionally and imagerically accessible to the more casual reader...heartbreaking poems, often. And genuine humo ...more
Celia Lisset Alvarez’s parents left Cuba after the Castro revolution during the freedom flights of the 1970s for Madrid, Spain, where she was born. They then joined the rest of their family in Miami, where they have been living ever since. Alvarez holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and her stories and poems have been published in the Iodine Poet ...moreMore about Celia Lisset Alvarez...