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A poetry & spoken word chapbook of spirtual affirrmations and femininity.

A BLURB ABOUT XICANX AFFIRMATIONS 
BY Emmy Pérez
TEXAS' POET LAUREATE & AUTHOR 

 

"A beautiful ars poetica / philosophy in poetry, deeply rooted in and woven with ancestral wisdom, with molcajetes and molinos, “our biggest allies, / as they swirl in circles” and as we navigate las américas, past-present-future. In this work, we fly with voladores, “smiling in spirals to los cuatro vientos,” and “somos / Sages, maestras de las nubes,” in ceremony, with body, with soul, with love, with hope. Read this work for affirmation in the triumph of our very survival, for healing balm for las heridas of colonial desconocimientos, and for tools in seeking “self-justice / as we ask for someone else’s.” This work makes sacred knowledge between nations and the generations, mothers to children, children to mothers: “The heart of a child will / be voices singing for compassion, / reminding me I had the courage to / organize my scars / into seeds for freedom.” And when Lara writes, “Let your revolution begin at home” this resonates as hard-earned and sacred truth. I will carry these words close, like embroidered flowers in my clothes, like tattoos in my skin, in continuing the loving, healing work ahead." — Emmy Pérez, author of With the River on Our Face

A BLUB ABOUT XICANX AFFIRMATION

BY Iris De Anda 

LA POET AND PERFORMER
 

'In Xicanx Affirmations, Iuri Morales Lara takes us on a journey of healing while codeswitching with the stars and pachamama. Her voice comes through loud and clear like incantations reminding us of the power of word and ofrendas. There is a thread of transgenerational insight as the abuelas, hers and ours, make themselves known on the page. Take this chapbook and read it outloud at the beach or silently in the privacy of your bed, either way you are sure to find some magic to carry you through the day. — Iris de Anda, author of Codeswitch: Fires From Mi Corazon