Heyyyyyyyyy Henny, Happy Wednesday or whateva!! So since we

Heyyyyyyyyy Henny, Happy Wednesday or whateva!! So since we

9/23/2021, 9:29:16 PM
Heyyyyyyyyy Henny, Happy Wednesday or whateva!! So since we are still celebrating Latinx Heritage Month I wanted to talk about Latinx poetry and which collections have stood out to me. Y’all already know that I’m obsessed with Natalie Diaz’s collection “Postcolonial Love Poem” but I wanted to talk about the other two books that I have here which I recently finished. “Be Recorder” tackles everything from capitalism to immigration to queerness. It is a powerful collection that I found super relatable as a queer Latinx immigrant living in America. From the first poem to the last poem I was absorbed by Gimenéz Smith’s words. “Guillotine”, which has just been longlisted for NBA, is a collection that mainly focuses on the border, the body, and migration. This is one of those collections whose language will smack you across the face to make you listen. I found these poems essential especially since we are dealing with this topic of the border in our current American environment. So if you are looking for some Latinx poetry that will have you shooketh, then I highly recommend any of these collections that I found important. I hope that helps but if you have read any of these, I would love to talk to you about them down below 💕 PS. All these poetry collections were published by @graywolfpress . I just wanted to put that out there because I stan so hard.

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