viii, 75 pages ; 25 cm
"Lannan Literary Selection."
"In her striking second collection, Natalie Scenters-Zapico sets her unflinching gaze once again on the borders of things. Lima :: Limón illuminates both the sweet and the sour of the immigrant experience, of life as a woman in the U.S. and Mexico, and of the politics of the present day. Drawing inspiration from the music of her childhood, her lyrical poems focus on the often-tested resilience of women. Scenters-Zapico writes heartbreakingly about domestic violence and its toxic duality of macho versus hembra, of masculinity versus femininity, and throws into harsh relief the all-too-normalized pain that women endure. Her sharp verse and intense anecdotes brand her poems into the reader; images like the Virgin Mary crying glass tears and a border fence that leaves never-healing scars intertwine as she stares down femicide and gang violence alike. Unflinching, Scenters-Zapico highlights the hardships and stigma immigrants face on both sides of the border, her desire to create change shining through in every line. Lima :: Limón is grounding and urgent, a collection that speaks out against violence and works toward healing"-- Provided by publisher.
Lima limón :: infancia -- Neomachismo -- In the age of Los Zetas -- Lima limón :: Azahar -- At a party I tell a story & ask: -- I am á la mode -- My macho takes care of me good -- Lima limón :: madurez -- Women's work -- He has an oral fixation -- Lima limón :: vejez -- Sonnet for a dollar -- Kept -- Discovery -- I didn't know you could buy -- Lima limón :: decrepitud -- Macho :: hembra -- She is á la mode -- My gift -- Macho :: hembra -- Aesthetic translation -- He finds a kissing bug -- More than one man has reached up my skirt -- Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, México -- Macho :: hembra -- In the culture of now -- The women wear surgical masks -- Libro gore -- Macho :: hembra -- A crown of gold snakes on my head -- My brother -- Notes on my present: a contrapuntal -- Macho :: hembra -- Body -- There is no such thing as confession in Latinx poetry -- Macho :: hembra -- You are a dark body -- I wait for a bus -- Bad mother :: bad father -- Receta en el cajón -- There is a bird in my mouth -- For my son born in la Mariscal -- Last night I was killed by man -- Criada -- I am with child -- Argyria -- Marianismo -- Buen esqueleto -- The hunt.
Includes bibliographical references.
Poems. Selections. 2019
9781556595318 (softcover : alk. paper)
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