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Loves You: Poems

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In Loves You, Sarah Gambito explores the recipe as poetic form and a mode of resistance. Through the inclusion of real recipes that she and her family have cooked from, she brings readers to the table—not only to enjoy the bounty of her poems but, slyly, to consider the ways in which Filipino Americans, and people of color in general, are simultaneously consumed and ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by Persea
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André Habet
This poetry book is tender and warm like a good long meal on a chilly day with three of your favorite people where few words are exchanged initially as flavor splosions set off things. Not only are there incredibly rich poems herein, but there's also legitimately tasty recipes for some of Gambito's favorite dishes that I'm definitely gonna be making.

Favorite poem 'Marriage' whose final lines are
'Trying to see splosions of wild thyme in summer grass,
I fell asleep next to you.
Or, I was stirring
Andrew Squitiro
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful. I heard Chen Chen read the final poem, “Brave, Brave, Brave,” and knew I wanted to read the whole thing. Didn’t come for the recipes, but appreciated them deeply. Looking forward to making, “Take Your Time.”

The poems are sentimental, but not in a overly private way. The door is open just enough that the reader feels welcomed in. Certain poems blew me away, and certain lines even more.

Gambito has a talent for saying what she means, but in a way that I don’t think would originally make
Clara Biesel
What a great batch of poems. Many of them are recipes (or are partially recipes), and the book is arranged around the tastes. A lot of it is about Filipino culture or coming to a new culture, and the poet has a direct style that is quite lovely. New this year! If you're looking for more fresh poetry I recommend it.
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Brave, Brave, Brave; unbabies; marriage; bilingual; cento

will read again, the way she says to. with a room full of people and all the recipes. xo
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry
Yes, the juxtaposition of images and language were powerful and unique. Just not my cup of tea.
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