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Poetry. Gay & Lesbian Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. At last, the first collection of poems from the Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award winning Cuban-American author Achy Obejas THISIS WHAT HAPPENED IN OUR OTHER LIFE charts the complexities of identity as the author explores her relationship to her lovers, her roots, her past, herself. Achy Obejas is the author ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Midsummer Nights Press
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Marthese Formosa
Aug 10, 2013 Marthese Formosa rated it really liked it
The first poem is really powerful. Indeed there are quite a few powerful poems in this anthology. Some very real ones about life and love.

I especially liked 'Dancing in Paradise' and the last poem in Spanish was a nice touch.

Really I have no more to say on this, because you have to read them to understand the feelings and emotions conveyed.

Will look up something else by this author.
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Achy Obejas is the award-winning author of Days of Awe, Memory Mambo and We Came all the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? Her poems, stories and essays have appeared in dozens of anthologies, including Akashic's Chicago Noir. A long time contributor to the Chicago Tribune, she was part of the 2001 investigative team that earned a Pulitzer Prize for the series, “Gateway to Gridlock.” Her ...more
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