Adobe Odes

Adobe Odes

By: Pat Mora (author)Paperback

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Wine-sipping syllables, a communion of bones, impetuous pinches of chile, and parrot-sassy guacamole. With a melange of aromas and tastes, colors and sounds, award-winning poet Pat Mora invites readers into her home in this new collection of forty-nine odes. Inspired by Pablo Neruda's Odas Elemantales and reinvented with a Latina identity, Mora celebrates the ordinary in lyrics that are anything but. Her poetry is the poetry of space?house patterns and adobe constructions, nd the human rhythms that happen inside. It is also the poetry of what she loves?chocolate, books, dandelions, church bells, hope, courage, and even rain. Thick with the microcultures of foodstuffs, family, places, regions, deities, spirits, and literary figures, Mora's adobe universe is luscious and tactile, elemental and dynamic. From family gossip and beauty secrets, to women darning hand-me-downs, to reluctant hands carrying bodies across borders, Mora traverses the tangled threads of culture, community, family, gender, and injustice. Her vivid observations together with her deft handling of symmetry and meter make her poetry uniquely insightful, subtle, and elegant. Sprinkled with Spanish and plenty of spice, each ode is a sensory flurry of mind and body. Together they make a cauldron of flavorful, simmering language. They are meant to be savored as they slowly stir the soul.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 15/11/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780816526109
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9780816526109
  • weight: 184
  • ISBN10: 0816526109

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