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Mauve Sea-Orchids

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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Rosa Alcala & Monica de la Torre. "Lila Zemborain brings into relationship the viscera of the body and the spill of the universe in tense compositions that blur distinctions between lyric and prose poetry, between science and eros"--Forrest Gander. And Jonathan Skinner notes, "Alcala and de la Torre's deft a ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Belladonna Books
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May 12, 2008 Bonnie Jean Michalski rated it it was amazing
This book is incredibly original, toying with a weird blend of scientific language and the utterly sensual. Its imagery washes over you and in a way that is cumulative. In other words, read it in one sitting. Imagine a contemporary book of poetry where all the poems are center justified, and imagine it is GOOD. THIS BOOK IS GOOD.


Few books are this arresting both in content and physicality. The facing-page Spanish translations of these center-justified poems convey a complete balance of instinc
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Lila uses medical and oceanographic language to discuss the inter-penetrability and multiplicity contained within the body, a slippery and absorbing meditation.
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