To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes;
to hear it is to see it with our ears.
–poet Octavio Paz
The Latina Book Club is highlighting five wonderful books of poetry this week.
We’ve been reading a lot of poetry lately. No reason. We enjoy it and find that it speaks to the soul. Poetry makes us cry, laugh, moan, roar. Poetry is not dead. It lives within the words we read, the music we hear, and the world we see around us. Let us know the Latinx poets you enjoy.
By Yesika Salgado
Not A Cult
A journey of firsts, of mistakes, of celebrations, of the love, the crush, the disaster, the rebuilding, and the never-ending cycle of growth.
BE RECORDER: POEMS
By Carmen Gimènez Smith
A dream of rebellion―against compromise, against inertia, against self-delusion, and against the ways the media dream up our complacency in an America that depends on it.
By Ada Limón
THE CARRYING leads us deeper towards the hard-won truth of what it means to live in an imperfect world.
THE PINK BOX
By Yesenia Montilla
A jolt to the senses. The spirit of observation and wonder animates this debut poetry collection.
WHAT SAVED US:
POEMS OF EMPATHY AND OUTRAGE IN THE AGE OF TRUMP
Edited by Martin Espada
Just what the name says -- poems of empathy and outrage. These contributors hold nothing back. They include Julia Alvarez, Richard, Blanco, Juan Felipe Herrera, Aracelis Girmay, Rafael Campo, Elisabet Velazquez and Willie Perdomo.
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