Dreaming of You: A Novel in Verse

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Astra House
Publish Date
October 26, 2021

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About the Author

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a nationally recognized writer and performer. She is the author of the poetry chapbook peluda. Her poems have appeared in such publications as Breakbeat Poets Vol 4: Latinext, Redivider, Wax Nine, the Poetry Project. Lozada-Oliva has been featured in Audible, Glamour Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Kenyon Review, BBC Mundo, and other media outlets. She earned her MFA from NYU.


Like pop stardom, Melissa Lozada-Oliva's Dreaming of You is all truth and all fiction, all at once; something we imagined and something we survived, the same way a girl we're in love with is a girl we made up. I'm talking about both Selena and Melissa, I'm talking about Melissa the protagonist and Melissa the author, I'm talking about ghosts and heroes and ex-lovers and ourselves. Mostly, I'm saying that this collection, a macabre carnival, heals reality by distorting it, calls memory what it is: a funhouse, a roomful of mirrors where you can't tell if the person you made out with was your crush or yourself, to which Lozada-Oliva shrugs and says, What's the difference?
--Olivia Gatwood, author of Life of the Party