I Always Carry My Bones
Felicia Zamora (Author)
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DescriptionThe poems in I Always Carry My Bones tackle the complex ideation of home--the place where horrid and beautiful intertwine and carve a being into existence--for marginalized and migrant peoples. Felicia Zamora explores how familial history echoes inside a person and the ghosts of lineage dwell in a body. Sometimes we haunt. Sometimes we are the haunted. Pierced by an estranged relationship to Mexican culture, the ethereal ache of an unknown father, the weight of racism and poverty in this country, the indentations of abuse, and a mind/physicality affected by doubt, these poems root in the search for belonging--a belonging inside and outside the flesh. This powerful collection is a message of longing for a sanctuary of self, the dwelling of initial energy needed for the collective fight for human rights.
University of Iowa Press
April 15, 2021
5.9 X 8.3 X 0.4 inches | 0.31 pounds
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About the Author
Felicia Zamora is author of five books of poetry including Body of Render. She is assistant professor of poetry at the University of Cincinnati, and associate poetry editor for the Colorado Review. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.