Virgin

Virgin

Selected by Ross Gay as winner of the inaugural Jake Adam York Prize, Analicia Sotelo's debut collection of poems is a vivid portrait of the artist as a young woman. In Virgin, Sotelo walks the line between autobiography and mythmaking, offering up identities like dishes at a feast. These poems devour and complicate tropes of femininity--of naivete, of careless abandon--bef Selected by Ross Gay as winner of the inaugural Jake Adam York Prize, Analicia Sotelo's debut collection of poems is ...

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Title:Virgin
Author:Analicia Sotelo
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Virgin
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:95 pages pages

Virgin Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Feb 18, 2018
    I was hooked from the first poem, "Do You Speak Virgin?" from this impressive debut collection by Analicia Sotelo. My favorites included: "Ariadne's Guide to Getting a Man" "My Mother & the Parable of the Lemons" "My English Victorian Dating Troubles." What I like abou...
  • Jennifer Jackson Berry
    Mar 19, 2018
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  • Cate
    Apr 13, 2018
    Loved this book. So thrilled we'll be hosting the author at Dogfish this fall ...
  • Nicole
    Feb 16, 2018
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  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Mar 23, 2018
    This was a great collection of poems reflecting on how a young woman comes to find her place in the world and love herself. Many of the poems use the Ariadne myth as a basis, but others relate to art and her Mexican American culture. ...
  • Margaryta
    Apr 07, 2018
    "Virgin" feels intimate on many layers, simultaneously biting and soothing. Sotelo gives the reader wisdom without making it sound that way and without being imposing in the process. Each consecutive poem draws you in deeper, and I began to question where the boundaries between myself,...
  • rebecca
    Apr 03, 2018
    a mother will always love you,/ but a man can draw you in. ...
  • Karen
    Apr 18, 2018
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  • Jenny McDougal
    Mar 29, 2018
    part historian part myth-maker, sotelo leans hard into all kinds of heartbreak: familial, platonic, mythic, and passionate. what makes this collection soar is her wit and precision, 'virgin' is pure pleasure, a sweet kind of bruising. ...
  • Patrick Frownfelter
    Mar 16, 2018
    Excellent work. Definitely on track to be one of the poetry giants of our generation. ...
  • Ashley Trebisacci
    Apr 07, 2018
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  • Lynsy
    Apr 11, 2018
    Full review at Little Book Jockey. It?s always hard for me to review or rate poetry. It?s easy if I either love it or hate it, but for me this collection falls somewhere in the middle, although I did love a few lines. I think I couldn?t relate to many of the poems, which isn?t ...
  • Brittany
    Feb 25, 2018
    Read this exceptional collection. I couldn't put it down. A beautiful and gritty portrayal of life and love as a Latinx 20/30-something from San Antonio. ...
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    Apr 10, 2018
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    Apr 01, 2018
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    Nov 30, 2017
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    Mar 21, 2018
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    Apr 16, 2018
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    Oct 25, 2017
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    Apr 15, 2018
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  • H
    Mar 26, 2018
    I forgot how I learned of this book, which is a apt metaphor for the poems within. ...
  • jenni
    Apr 18, 2018
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    Feb 22, 2018
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    Mar 28, 2018
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    Feb 27, 2018
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    Mar 16, 2018
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  • Alana
    Mar 29, 2018
    To admit I love you would be to admit I love ideas more than men, myself even less than ideas. ...
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    Apr 18, 2018
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    Mar 27, 2018
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    Mar 20, 2018
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