TO THE BONE
Exploring themes of growth, autonomy, life, and death, To the Bone’s pulsing rhythm splashes images on the page in a manner reminiscent of Cézanne.
The poems in To the Bone are a gift, each one like a note in a musical score where superstition is prelude and memory is encore. “What happens is neither the end nor the beginning. Yet we’re wired to look for signs.” Torres weaves in and out of time deftly, piecing together the narrative of a mother battling Alzheimer’s and a daughter writing and revising her many selves, drawing on the lyricisms of the natural world. Light passes through these poems as it does through the veins in a leaf. These poems are a kundiman to motherhood, daughterhood, and what comes after. -Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, contest judge and author of HOUR OF THE OX
Saddle-stitch Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Sundress Publications
Publication Date: March 2020
Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 inches
Copyright: 2020 Angela Narciso Torres
Printed by Minuteman Press, Boca Raton, FL
All proceeds to benefit RAICES (raicestexas.org), a nonprofit agency providing free and low-cost legal services, social programs, bond assistance, and advocacy to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.