"Encounter among cuentos and versos" is a gem to treasure as tales informed in poetic types for readers of all ages—from teens to the more matured and pro booklover. those poems express us a adolescence lived in Puerto Rico, they usually discover a center awakening to satisfy the complexity of a brand new existence within the U.S. mainland. the various contrasts found
here function portals right into a deepest 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 deal with the beat and rhythm of language. yet at its
core, this paintings stands powerful with that means, encountering attractiveness, 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 belief, delivery and formative years, of a relatives uprooted from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn,
landing in Jersey urban and past. In Perez’s global, every thing is made to count number, the body
passage into white attire, “life fires and hurricanes”, “long hallways marked by means 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 protection 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 sufficient: My lifestyles among the Borderlines."
In and out, up and down, the following and there, then and now, physique and spirit, tough and tender, black, white, and hues in among, wind and silence, water and sand, asleep and awake...take turns, sign up for 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 gentle, New Mirage magazine, Acentos assessment, Ardent, Mangrove, Gulfstreaming
Magazine, lengthy Shot, The Américas overview, The Bilingual overview. She has written non-fiction
pieces for Somos Padres: A publication for folks and Educators, LatinGirl journal and Críticas. She is at the moment engaged on her first novel.