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Virtual Book Reading and Discussion: Jessica Helen Lopez, The Blood Poems

October 24, 2021

3 pm (MST)

Live Via Zoom. Register HERE

The Blood Poems is one part bloodletting, one part healing, and one part sensuous celebration as Jessica Helen Lopez lays out what it means to be a strong brown woman, a single mother, and the kickass bard that the twenty-first century needs. Lopez openly faces a damaging childhood, sex, divorce, and racial injustice in these poems. She proves that love is as complicated as lovemaking — messy and lusty, raucous and powerful, capable of amazing highs and abysmal lows. She proves that when a woman learns to love herself, she will live a fierce and full life and teach her daughters to do the same.

Free community event

For more information, please, contact Dr. Patricia Marie Perea by emailing her at Patricia.perea@state.nm.us

Book: $18.95

Presented by Bookworks, History and Literary Arts Program/NHCC and UNM Press.

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