"The sophisticated conceit of this collection of poems asks that we follow the Other (the alter ego, the second half of a split self) as she sets off, independent of the mind that imagined her, taking with her the speaker’s adventurous spirit. Seeing that self from a distance allows the speaker to gain startling perspective about the emotional spaces that she once inhabited and that she wishes to inhabit—“i guess this is what i wanted/ to swallow her fight and her feast”—and to lay claim to those anxieties and desires that have come to light. V maps the emotional terrain from resistance to acceptance, from suppression to expression, from incompleteness to a fully realized embodiment. What an auspicious and absolutely enchanting introduction to a daring new voice with plenty of verve and promise."

- Rigoberto González




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