“Coatlicue da luz a todo y a todo devora. Ella es el monstruo que se tragó todos los seres vivientes y los Astros, es el monstruo que se traga al sol cada tarde y le da luz cada mañana. Coatlicue is a rupture in our everyday world. As the Earth, she opens and swallows us, plunging us in the underworld where the soul resides, allowing us to dwell in darkness.”
Coatlicue is light, she is monster, she is always hungry for the world, she is never full, and she holds nothing back in this debut. I hold nothing back in this debut.
In four sections, I share my "unspeakable" secrets and fears, gets lost in both México and Nueva York, and walks 130 blocks in an attempt to find home. It is Mexico in the Big Apple - New York City with the sights, sounds and smells of the streets and a diversity of characters not fully explored before. It is an alternative Chicana perspective that is hip, street and traveled from Mexico and back, from Yale to El Barrio.
As Lytton Smith, Phd & Poet describes, Coatlicue Eats the Apple is a dare you would be unwise to turn down.
Pre-order your copy here. I dare you.