A complex examination of how we come to love and how we come to be, the poems in From the Inside Quietly create an intricate and urgent music of the border and the feminine body. With a voice that’s barbed at times but also full of empathy and grace, this is a powerful debut that will continue to rattle and quake in the mind. —Ada LimónIn From the Inside Quietly, Eloisa Amezcua writes, “in my own mind / I’m a mirror. // I see everything ...
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- I see why Ada Limon chose this debut poetry collection to win the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize. I’ve discovered some new favorites here. Persistent themes include the female body (often in relation to the male), love, immigration, and health concerns. A couple thought-provoking lines:This is how I was / taught to love: / to silence yourself / is to let the other in. andYou told me that falling in love / with someone new was just falling / in love w...
- This is a beautiful book. Strongly advise you add Eloisa Amezcua to your reading list and bookshelf.
- (on pain):the world becomes impossiblytender like fingers swollenpapules of foreign materiallodged in the bodyto be unroofed orleft there to dissolve
- So much language play and lithe connection. These poems showed me graceful in a way I hadn’t thought about. I think I have a crush on the thoughts that these poems grew from.
- a pleasure to read. Vulnerable yet strong and beautiful. Perfectly executed. Hats off to this exciting poet.