"Encounter among cuentos and versos" is a gem to treasure as tales informed in poetic kinds for readers of all ages—from teenagers to the more matured and pro booklover. those poems express us a early life lived in Puerto Rico, and so they discover a center awakening to fulfill the complexity of a brand new existence within the U.S. mainland. the various contrasts found
here function portals right into a inner most self dealing with worry and courage—“If you dare startle what’s
inside the wall…”—and into the general public self taking a look outwards with compassion—“But one
day/Beyond the noise of all histories . . .”
The Spanish dispersed all through this assortment provides an important pulse to the poet’s love and take care of the beat and rhythm of language. yet at its
core, this paintings stands powerful with which means, encountering good looks, via lyricism, within the past
and within the awareness to the now.
In those sensual, intensely given, occasionally fantastical poems and prose items, we're given
scenes of notion, beginning and youth, of a relatives uprooted from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn,
landing in Jersey urban and past. In Perez’s global, every little thing is made to count number, the body
passage into white clothes, “life fires and hurricanes”, “long hallways marked by way of doors”, the
astrological impression of the planets in our whirling heavens. Her’s is an unique, colourful and
complex voice, and her poems do honor to our memories.
—Colette Inez, writer of "The Luba Poems."
Cultures collide during this riveting paintings, yet Irene Perez navigates us to safeguard along with her glittering verse. whereas the area she paints is agridulce, she by no means forgets to sweeten all that's sour.
Get able to be transported.
—Stephanie Elizondo Griest, writer of "Mexican adequate: My lifestyles among the Borderlines."
In and out, up and down, right here and there, then and now, physique and spirit, tough and gentle, black, white, and colours in among, wind and silence, water and sand, asleep and awake...take turns, subscribe to and separate in those poems and prose paintings to create a tapestry of emotions shared via lyricism and fervour for language.
—Nora de Hoyos Comstock, "Count of Me: stories of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships /Cuenta Conmigo: Historias Conmovedoras de Hermandad y Amistades Incondicionales."
Irene’s brief tales and poems have seemed in Kalyani journal, South Florida Arts magazine, Northern Liberties gentle, New Mirage magazine, Acentos evaluation, Ardent, Mangrove, Gulfstreaming
Magazine, lengthy Shot, The Américas overview, The Bilingual overview. She has written non-fiction
pieces for Somos Padres: A publication for fogeys and Educators, LatinGirl journal and Críticas. She is presently engaged on her first novel.