Raw Silk Suture available in Paperback
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- Floricanto Press
Demetria Martínez author, Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana In some respects, this is stark work. "These are nightmare words," says one of Lisa Alvarado's speakers, and it seems so:
"Soon the fists will come, soon the belt"-spurring one to yearn for alternative connections: "I want so much to braid myself to him." Or compel us toward acute observation where
"each day, / I watched / your small suicides." And yet we sense,
finally, that "world is word / word is my body"-that is:
language, sculpted, can console "from a place that is tender,
deeply so," as in the moving portrait, "La Perdida," that closes this collection. Simply put, Raw Silk Suture is "a scar / that has
/ become a flower."
Francisco Aragón Editor, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry Founding Editor,
Latino Poetry Review (LPR)
Lisa Alvarado is a poet, performer, and installation artist, focusing on identity,
spirit, and the body. She is the recipient of grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs, The NEA, and the Ragdale Foundation.
Lisa is also developing an ambitious trilogy of performance pieces, whose themes are the culture of violence, popular culture and personal redemption She's also a journalist,
contributing reviews and interviews to La Bloga, and Blogcritics.org.
Her website - www.lisaalvarado.net
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lisa Alvarado's voice is one of the most truthful Chicana voices in contemporary Latino poetry. Themes range from incest, to dealing with the USA culture, racism, and love. Kudos to Floricanto Press and Lisa Alvarado for providing a work of love.