Review of Peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva "family, class, the immigrant experience, Latina identity, and much more"

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36126998One of the most original performance poets of her generation, Melissa Lozada-Oliva has captivated crowds across the country and online with her vivid narratives. Humorous and biting, personal and communal, self-deprecating and unapologetically self-loving, peluda (meaning “hairy” or “hairy beast”) is the poet at her best. The book explores the relationship between femininity and body hair as well as the intersections of family, class, the immigrant experience, Latina identity, and much more, all through Lozada-Oliva’s unique lens and striking voice. peluda is a powerful testimony on body image and the triumph over taboo.










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This book explores the relationship between Latina identity, femininity, body hair, body image, and family. I didn't enjoy every poem in this book, but I did enjoy most of them. It's filled with powerful poetry with a dash of humor. Nice mix of poems that are read very personal to light enjoyable reads. Even though I didn't like every poem, I did like Melissa's writing style and I will be read more poems by Melissa Lozada-Oliva.

(NetGalley review book, this is a 100% honest review.)




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