GATHERING WORDS/RECOGIENDO PALABRAS
poetry by Maria Luisa Arroyo
This collection of poems gives a voice to the oppressed, the abused, and the forgotten. It speaks from battered women’s shelters and from insides homes that hide domestic violence and child abuse. Laying bare the stark realities of life with phrases that are alternately elegant, blunt, and rich with vivid imagery, Arroy writes with spine-tingling candor that does not allow us to deny the truth. Shaped by her family’s background in Puerto Rican music, her poems, written mostly in English, are reminiscent of folksongs with narrative storytelling and activist representation of the dissenfranchised, disillusioned, and neglected.
116 pp . paper . $12.00 . ISBN 978-1-931010-43-6
Bilingual Review Press
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