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When My Brother Was an Aztec
When My Brother Was an Aztec | Natalie Diaz
A fast-paced debut that draws upon reservation folklore, pop culture, fractured gospels, and her brother’s addiction to methamphetamine
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Lindy
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#Indigenous experience; lesbian passion; a brother addicted to meth; wide-ranging literary references— these poems make me think and they make me feel. Diaz writes of carrying your hurts like “cracked pomegranates, because you haven‘t learned to see the beauty of a busted fruit.” Through the lens of this gorgeous #poetry, I feel blessed to have seen some things. #LGBTQ

LeahBergen Lovely review. 11mo
saresmoore I agree with @LeahBergen & I love the glimpse of your perspective on poetry through Litsy. 11mo
ReadingEnvy Loved this! 11mo
Lindy @ReadingEnvy I think it was you who inspired me to pick it up! 11mo
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Lindy
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Day 3 of cat-sitting. Sarah has overcome her resistance to cuddles by a book-reading interloper on her couch. Meanwhile, her sister Katie is still maintaining a safe distance. #catsofLitsy
@Suzze @saresmoore @LeahBergen

wanderinglynn Aw, what a cutie! ❤️🐱 11mo
Suzze She‘s beautiful. Tink says hi! 11mo
Lindy @Suzze 😽 11mo
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Lindy @wanderinglynn She has beautiful markings, doesn‘t she? 11mo
LeahBergen What a sweet little face! 11mo
saresmoore Isn‘t she lovely! 11mo
Lindy @LeahBergen @saresmoore She‘s gentle, sweet and very shy. 11mo
readordierachel Those ears! 11mo
ladym30 She‘s beautiful! 11mo
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Lindy
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My friend‘s cats are not entirely appreciative that I‘ve been coming over to read at their house while their human is away. Maybe I should try reading aloud?

Suzze That cat looks like my Tink in a mirror! 11mo
saresmoore You do have a very soothing voice. 11mo
LeahBergen Or The Cat Who mysteries? Maybe they are disdainful of your reading choices. 😆 11mo
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Lindy
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There‘s no such thing as gentle weeping.
Your gray guitar
is my sister—the hole in the chest
gives you both away.

(Image: Picasso via the Internet)

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ReadingEnvy
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When My Brother Was an Aztec is the debut poetry collection by Natalie Diaz from copper canyon press.
Poems are vivid with language, family history, cultural struggle, and struggles in the body. So many great poems here!
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#nationalpoetrymonth2018 #nationalpoetrymonth

vivastory Copper Canyon is great. This is one of my favorite of the past few years. 14mo
Redwritinghood Sounds good. I also think I saw this one on Hoopla. 14mo
ReadingEnvy @vivastory yes, I really liked it! 14mo
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saresmoore The cover on that is fantastic. Also, peekaboo pup! 14mo
ReadingEnvy @saresmoore I saw an interview with the poet where she explained that this is not the brother the meth addict poems are about, for future reference! 😜 14mo
saresmoore Ha! Good clarification, because how would one tell?? 14mo
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MelodySchreiber
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I picked up this book at Duende District, pop-up bookstore focusing on writers of color. I can't wait to read it!

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gaming4justice
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I don't get book mail often but when I do it's amazing. I am so excited for this collection of poetry!

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Love is a pound of sticky raisins / packed tight in black and white / government boxes the day we had no / groceries.

SGJ ( maybe not the most judicious use of the spoiler button. but I figured there's maybe a lot of Lou Gramms out there, not knowing what love is, so figured to play it safe ) 3y
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