The Woman I Kept to Myself
PoemsBook - 2004
75 Poems by the Author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies
The works of this award-winning poet and novelist are rich with the language and influences of two cultures: those of the Dominican Republic of her childhood and the America of her youth and adulthood. They have shaped her writing just as they have shaped her life. In these seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez's clear voice sings out in every line. Here, in the middle of her life, she looks back as a way of understanding and celebrating the woman she has become.