A bilingual poetry collection in which a microwave, a fly, a soup, a football match, a train, or a child in the subway serve as pretexts to explain the tragic nature of life when death is involved. One with strong personality and the double capacity of playing with language and using it as a mirror of the Mexican reality, sometimes violent, with memorable lines and reflections of great depth.
Emily Hind: "Boullosa's best texts leave the audience unsettled. “
Carlos Monsiváis: Carmen Boullosa poetry is "eminently rational because it answers wholeheartedly to the logic of contemporary poetry. In Boullosa, everything is Literature, and this cult of the word channels verbal intoxication, sets the course of the poetic characters, makes mythologies into background music, incites the heroine to do it, because she hides nothing nor does she wish nor can hide anything.”