First Generation, Dominican/American, Catholic. Words that define her. Words with meanings changing as years pass. Daughter, twin, friend... poet. Xiomara is pushing against obligations of family and religion, navigating expectations that don't apply to her generation. Poetry is her release, a safety valve to avoid confrontation over rules that she knows will never change. No dating. No backtalk. Go to church. Existence isn't really life, and X is ready to live, to speak, to throw her verse to the world. Does that mean leaving family and faith behind? A novel in verse, The Poet X will take you on a wild ride, slam into you like a subway train, and you will love every line! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore
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