Award-winning collection of poems dealing with identity issues stemming from the author's Cuban-American identity.
Celia gives an overview of the book:
from "The Strawberry Picker"
How long will you consider my appeal?
When the leaves envine,
they will follow the code sent by the root.
They will search to grow, to multiply,
to take over, if possible.
Here is the truth in triplicate:
the name, the date, the place of birth—
the facts the same in any language.
The seed bursts on the tongue.
From the West, expected frost.
Celia Lisset Alvarez is a Cuban-American poet from Miami, Florida. Her debut collection of poetry, Shapeshifting (Spire Press, 2006), was the recipient of the 2005 Spire Press Poetry Award. A second collection, The Stones (Finishing Line Press, 2006)...