By Irene Perez,Roberto Cabello-Argandoña
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 recognition to the now.
In those sensual, intensely given, occasionally fantastical poems and prose items, we're given
scenes of belief, beginning and adolescence, 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 through doors”, the
astrological impact 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 security along with her glittering verse. whereas the realm 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 existence among the Borderlines."
In and out, up and down, right here and there, then and now, physique and spirit, difficult and tender, 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 keenness 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 mild, New Mirage magazine, Acentos overview, Ardent, Mangrove, Gulfstreaming
Magazine, lengthy Shot, The Américas overview, The Bilingual assessment. She has written non-fiction
pieces for Somos Padres: A e-newsletter for folks and Educators, LatinGirl journal and Críticas. She is at the moment engaged on her first novel.
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