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Autobiography of a Semiromantic Anarchist
ortiz asks us to peer into the post-apocalyptic landscape of our times. The voice of these poems is ragged and sensual, wearing the scars of a life lived in protest just by loving. It seduces us with the tantalizing declaration that it knows “all the possible ways a world ends.” Despite the promise of certain death, the voice still beckons, offering us the possibility bein ...more
Paperback, 52 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by Host Publications
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May 16, 2019 Scarllet ✦ Underrated Lit Warrior rated it it was amazing
we should not apologize / for what we are / never going to be
This chapbook is filled with truth, honesty and it allows us to look into the imaginings of a future that hasn't happened yet. Monica Teresa Ortiz explores politics, being latinx and queer & the way of the spectator world i.e baring witness to these daily tragic and violent events that happen to our 'neighbors' and to our bodies.
There's just so much power in being able to put in words the way the U.S is fascinated with death "as a ...more