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En Otro Oz: Poems

2016
Author(s):
Acevedo, Chantel
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Publisher(s):
Finishing Line Press
Genre(s):
Poetry & Music

Comments:
In this transcendent series of poems, the reader spins through a series of gorgeously aching images that, together, depict the kind of displacement we so desperately try to understand through the tales we tell ourselves. In Acevedo’s masterful hand, Frank L. Baum’s Dorothy becomes Dorotéa, her exile transformed from a Technicolor fantasy to a frantic journey towards freedom, threatened by the very real and 'terrible possibilities of blood.' These poems stun and startle, revealing the reality behind the heavy curtains of the stories we create to convince ourselves of safety: too often, there is no way to return, because home is as much of a fairy tale as the city of Oz.

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