Dirt And Honey

May 18, 2018|
Dirt And Honey by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
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The retelling of Mexican family folktales, feminist reclamations of ancient myths, and new motherhood: Raquel Vasquez Gilliland’s debut collection, Dirt and Honey, unearths the connection of these experiences with innovative language. Gilliland writes across myth, describing a woman who grew leaves, the grandmother of God, and the story of her grandfather, who left for Texas as a refugee of the Mexican Civil War. Gilliland’s work centers readers in a place all her own—one in which ancient lineages are drawn with breast milk, seduction begins with feasts of peppers, and “fisherchildren” displaced by wars are always welcomed into new lands.
Raquel Vasquez Gilliland is a Mexican-American poet and painter inspired by folklore, myth, and plants. Vasquez Gilliland’s work focuses on her Mexican-American heritage and identity, as well as preserving ancient folk tales in verse—tales that are both regional and familial. Dirt and Honey combines these focuses with themes of ecology...
Title:Dirt And Honey
Product dimensions:128 pages, 8.3 X 6.2 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.3 X 6.2 X 0.4 in
Published:May 18, 2018
Publisher:Green Writers Press
ISBN - 13:9780999499566

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