“Julia Alvarez Illuminates Our Competing Truths”

April 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

This Ms. Magazine blog post describes women’s “competing truths” revealed in the poems of Julia Alvarez:

“The feeling of un-belonging or “between-ness”–in gender, country, language, family–is one that unites many of us who experience a certain ambivalence in our identities as citizens, daughters, artists and women. For Julia Alvarez, the award-winning poet and author of bestselling novels such as How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies, the job of the storyteller is to enumerate the multiple competing truths and paradoxes that emerge from this experience of exile or displacement. Or to, in her words, “tell the truth, ‘manifold and one’”

Read the full post: http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/04/18/how-julia-alvarezs-poetry-illuminates-our-competing-truths/

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