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Peluda
Peluda | Melissa Lozada-Oliva
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One 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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mikagatsby
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Rating: 4/5 stars.

Melissa is a talented poetess and a moving talent onstage. And cue, "the women in my family are bitches..."

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Aaronlisa
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I read this July 27-28 and gave it 3 ⭐️ on Good Reads. I kind of feel meh about this collection. Lozada-Olivia has a way with words but this short collection is rather repetitive. I think the mark of a good poet is someone who can make you think and empathize with them or the topic they are writing about. I have a feeling that this collection won‘t stay with me for very long, which is unfortunate as it should.

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decembersveryown
Peluda | Melissa Lozada-Oliva
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Revisiting books is underrated and can be easily overlooked with all the books that are constantly being pushed in our direction as readers. I try to make time to reread books because I love going back to my favorites. I like seeing what I underlined, the marginalia on the side of pages, the post it notes tucked in or sticking out, my favorite bookmark I‘ve been looking for lol

Make time to reread your favorites too 😄📚

Theaelizabet So true! 4mo
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veronicaeye
Peluda | Melissa Lozada-Oliva
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WOW. Lozada-Olivia pulls at your heart like she plucks hairs. Quick. Painful. Beautifully.

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veronicaeye
Peluda | Melissa Lozada-Oliva
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I loved this one more than I thought. Perfection.

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WanderingBookaneer
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Kristy_K
Peluda | Melissa Lozada-Oliva
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An amazing book of poetry that focuses on beauty, immigrants (and being a minority), feminism, and so much more. Lizada-Oliva has a way of writing that reaches out and pulls you into her experiences as a Latina woman living in America. Sept 26th release.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#poetry #netgalley

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