Author: Melissa Lozada-OliviaPeluda

Publisher: Button Poetry

Published: 26 September 2017

Rating: 3.5 stars

Professional Reader

“…maybe: the Cloud is historical memory

                     the reason i wince when some people touch me

or:                 the reason i need to be touched…”


I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own.

I really enjoyed this collection. I adore getting a look into backgrounds different to my own. I don’t have much knowledge about that Latina culture so a lot of the Spanish words and phrases went over my head. Despite this, the raw heart Lozada-Olivia pours into each poem still hits me in the chest, still resonates with me because, despite the cultural differences love, feminism, body hair and wanting to fit is universal for young women. Ultimately this collection is about what it’s like to be human.

This is a collection I will read over and over again. Highly recommend.