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A bilingual poetry collection from a Cuban-American writer-activist that explores themes of identity, sexuality, and belonging A unique and inspiriting bilingual collection of lyrical poetry written in a bold, mostly gender-free English and Spanish that address immigration, displacement, love and activism. The book is divided into 3 sections: First, poems addressing immigrat A bilingual poetry collection from a Cuban-American writer-activist that explores themes of identity, sexuality, and belonging A unique and inspiriting bilingual collection of lyrical poetry written in a bold, mostly gender-free English and Spanish that address immigration, displacement, love and activism. The book is divided into 3 sections: First, poems addressing immigration and displacement; secondly, those addressing love, lost and found, and finally, verses focusing on action, on ways of addressing injustice and repairing the world. The volume will be both inspiration and support for readers living with marginalized identities and those who love and stand with them.


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A bilingual poetry collection from a Cuban-American writer-activist that explores themes of identity, sexuality, and belonging A unique and inspiriting bilingual collection of lyrical poetry written in a bold, mostly gender-free English and Spanish that address immigration, displacement, love and activism. The book is divided into 3 sections: First, poems addressing immigrat A bilingual poetry collection from a Cuban-American writer-activist that explores themes of identity, sexuality, and belonging A unique and inspiriting bilingual collection of lyrical poetry written in a bold, mostly gender-free English and Spanish that address immigration, displacement, love and activism. The book is divided into 3 sections: First, poems addressing immigration and displacement; secondly, those addressing love, lost and found, and finally, verses focusing on action, on ways of addressing injustice and repairing the world. The volume will be both inspiration and support for readers living with marginalized identities and those who love and stand with them.

53 review for Boomerang / Bumerán: Poetry / Poesía

  1. 5 out of 5

    l

    not related to my rating but: "I realized I wanted to make the text as gender-free as reasonably possible [...] In this quest to wrestle with gender, there was also a compelling discovery: in some cases, gender very much matters. The story, the moment, the scene, or the sentiment needs to be explicitly gendered to make sense, to be true, because some things still happen to us precisely because of gender, especially for women." that feeling when you're reading this absurd passage from a woman who h not related to my rating but: "I realized I wanted to make the text as gender-free as reasonably possible [...] In this quest to wrestle with gender, there was also a compelling discovery: in some cases, gender very much matters. The story, the moment, the scene, or the sentiment needs to be explicitly gendered to make sense, to be true, because some things still happen to us precisely because of gender, especially for women." that feeling when you're reading this absurd passage from a woman who has been writing lesbian fiction since the 1990s

  2. 5 out of 5

    C. D. R. Eyestone

    Thank you to Beacon for giving me a free copy of this book in a giveaway for review. Boomerang is a very raw poetry and prose collection dealing with immigration and displacement, love and loss, and how to take action against and addressing injustice split into three separate sections. I genuinely really enjoyed this book, especially the last section dealing with injustice. The last two pages were very powerful. I especially love that this collection can be read in English read right side up, and Thank you to Beacon for giving me a free copy of this book in a giveaway for review. Boomerang is a very raw poetry and prose collection dealing with immigration and displacement, love and loss, and how to take action against and addressing injustice split into three separate sections. I genuinely really enjoyed this book, especially the last section dealing with injustice. The last two pages were very powerful. I especially love that this collection can be read in English read right side up, and in Spanish if you flip the book upside down. A beautiful touch that goes with the theme of the book perfectly.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bessy

    English poems in this collection are very strong. However, the attempt to write the translations in a “gender neutral” language, makes it almost impossible to read the neutralized text. Even the lyrics of a famous tango are changed. ! My problem with this attempt is that because Spanish is my first language, and I love and respect it enormously, my brain kept making corrections as I read each line. Not a good way to enjoy (o disfrutar de “le Poesie”) I imagine the writers whose blurbs appear in t English poems in this collection are very strong. However, the attempt to write the translations in a “gender neutral” language, makes it almost impossible to read the neutralized text. Even the lyrics of a famous tango are changed. ! My problem with this attempt is that because Spanish is my first language, and I love and respect it enormously, my brain kept making corrections as I read each line. Not a good way to enjoy (o disfrutar de “le Poesie”) I imagine the writers whose blurbs appear in the book probably read only the poems in English I sincerely hope this doesn’t become yet another trend and another attempt to go off a precipice in search of political correctness

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Interesting and unique. Also, a great way to brush up on my Spanish. this was a goodreads giveaway

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ron Frampton

    A batch of poems that come back with sacred news of our condition

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