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4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 49 pages
Published December 4th 2006 by Spire Press
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Ann Michael
Jan 16, 2008 Ann Michael rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
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
Jun 29, 2008 Julene rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: poets anywhere
Shelves: poetry
I loved her lyric prose, it is a book I will read again to grasp the strong emotions about her home country Cuba.
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Nov 22, 2007 Celia rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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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 ...more
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