Lima :: Limón

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Pub Date: 05/14/2019

Pages: 80

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

Imprint: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN 13: 9781556595318

ISBN 10: 155659531X

Price: $16.00

Category: POETRY / American / Hispanic American

Lima :: Limón

By Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Price: $16.00

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Paperback

About the Book

In her striking second collection, Natalie Scenters-Zapico sets her unflinching gaze once again on the borders of things. Lima :: Limón illuminates both the sweet and the sour of the immigrant experience, of life as a woman in the U.S. and Mexico, and of the politics of the present day. Drawing inspiration from the music of her childhood, her lyrical poems focus on the often-tested resilience of women. Scenters-Zapico writes heartbreakingly about domestic violence and its toxic duality of macho versus hembra, of masculinity versus femininity, and throws into harsh relief the all-too-normalized pain that women endure. Her sharp verse and intense anecdotes brand her poems into the reader; images like the Virgin Mary crying glass tears and a border fence that leaves never-healing scars intertwine as she stares down femicide and gang violence alike. Unflinching, Scenters-Zapico highlights the hardships and stigma immigrants face on both sides of the border, her desire to create change shining through in every line. Lima :: Limón is grounding and urgent, a collection that speaks out against violence and works toward healing.

About the Book

Lima :: Limón traces machismo, womanhood, and culture across borders, raising questions to the gods while finding answers within the flesh.

Author

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is the author of The Verging Cities, as well as the recipient of the PEN American/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and the National Association of Chicano/a Studies Book Award.