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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
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Published March 19th 2019 by Host Publications
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Scarllet ✦ iamlitandwit
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 spe
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Sylvia
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this is a book that will make you laugh out loud at the same time that it will ask you to open your eyes and senses to the politics of violence in our time and place. ortiz relies on poetic prose to bring attention to current and personal affairs and reminds us that these are harshly linked again and again.

autobiography of a semiromantic anarchist chronicles identity, ideology, geography, and maps what it means to be queer, what it means to be a woman, what it means to cruise heteropatriarchy,
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