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Marcela Huerta's debut collection of poetry tackles grief, memory, and the experiences of a second-generation immigrant. The daughter of political refugees from Chile, Huerta shares memories of her recently departed father, who becomes a symbol for Chilean culture and leftist resistance after his passing. Through the intimate detailing of everyday occurrences, Tropico reve ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 69 pages
Published 2017 by Metatron
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Amanda
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
i was fortunate to hear Marcela read from Tropico in Ottawa at the Metatron/Vehicule Press reading in late autumn at Black Squirrel Books. at the time I was struck by her calm delivery of struggles and horrors described in the book. As I read the book, what I noticed was the matter-of-fact-style and the sudden surprise figurative language amidst the everyday. this is a well-written and effective series of poems & poem-anecdotes.
David Arturo
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully written, the dialogue and poems weave through stories and anecdotes that are so unique yet Universal to Latin American immigrants living in Canada and North America. My only critique was that it was much too short and I wanted to keep reading Marcela's words even after Tropico was finished. I can't wait for the next body of work from this talented, young writer!
jada reyes
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 - THESE IMAGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want more and more and more from huerta, i am in full awe. her poems have arrested me.
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Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful, honest and heartfelt <3
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