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BOOK OF THE MONTH: VIRGIN: POEMS BY ANALICIA SOTELO

The virgins are here to prove a point.Do You Speak Virgin?




The Latina Book Club is pleased to announce its Book of the Month – VIRGIN: POEMS by Analicia Sotelo.And, since April is Poetry Month, our selection is very apropos.


Dynamic. Sensuous. Mythic. Authentic.
VIRGIN celebrates the power of women, and will resonate with many.Little girls start as virgins and grow into women, brides, mothers.This book, these poems are all about that growth; about all the things important to women --- feminism, sex, womanhood, family, culture, religion.There’s love and loss, happiness and betrayal, reflection and self-discovery.
In her poem, Do You Speak Virgin?, with which Analicia opens her book, the narrator thinks of herself as a “Mexican American fascinator.”From her veil to her cherry-colored cardigan to her sandal covered feet, she fascinates and enthralls. This Virgin gives us a taste of her life, her spirit, and shares with us her humiliations, revelations and cures.  With this book, Analicia So…