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Shapeshifting

Alvarez, Celia Lisset

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ISBN 10: 0974070173 / ISBN 13: 9780974070179
Published by Spire Press, Inc.
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Title: Shapeshifting

Publisher: Spire Press, Inc.

Binding: PERFECT PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Very Good

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From the very first line in Celia Lisset Alvarez's Shapeshifting, “Clotheslines always made my mother sad,” the reader is shown a sacred realm—the real world with its sirens and strawberries, its laundry and lovers. Alvarez's language is sure-footed, precise and unflinching in her descriptions of domestic life. Many of the poems, such as her sonnet crown gem, “Mother,” examine women's societal roles. In the scathing poem, “Papi,” an homage to Plath's “Daddy,” Alvarez takes on the establishment in the person of Cuba's Castro. In a masterpiece that records the poverty and despair of modern life, “Hialeah,” Alvarez describes the road into the city this way, “All day long the traffic groans / like a birthing woman.” Shapeshifting skillfully encompasses the brutal and the beautiful and makes me long for more work from this gifted poet. —Lana Hechtman Ayers, author of Love is a Weed, editor of the Concrete Wolf Chapbook Series.

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