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Relinquenda by Alexandra Regalado
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Oct 11, 2022 | ISBN 9780807007105

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Praise

“A very moving and profound book by one of the most significant LGBTQ+ voices coming from Latin America.”
The Morning Star

Relinquenda is a rarity in that, in one book, it contains multiplicity of longings and reckonings. Alexandra Regalado is poet as historian, and poet as that family member we all have who keeps the names in whatever holy book we name, the one who has the photo albums—and more than that, who we gather around when they begin to sing our stories.”
—Reginald Dwayne Betts

Table Of Contents

Relinquenda

I.

Mamá Tacuazín
Hija, an Inheritance
The Giantess
Videofeed from the American Embassy of El Salvador
I Prided Myself on Being Aguantadora
El Puente Que Nos Une
A Family History of Alcoholism
Cavities Are Inherited
Elegy with Wisdom Teeth
How to Crack an Egg
Hands Just Like Two Balloons
Hacer de Tripas Corazón
Caracol

II.

What My Father Taught Me About Black Holes
Probably the Most My Father Has Ever Said to Me
The Hero Myth
Drownproofing
Invasive
Vesper Bells
What My Father Taught Me About Evolution
Escape Room
Turning the Stone, Contrapuntal
Portrait of My Father X Days Before Dying
Concierto de Aranjuez
The Garden of Earthly Delights
Hesperides

III.

And Per Se And
Ánima, Silueta de Cohetes: The Night I Met Him
When We Were Long-Distance Lovers
Marginalia of La Vita Nuova
Tin Anniversary
Do You Know How Ugly You Are to Me Right Now?
Hiking Through a Slot Canyon
Marriage as Tributary: What’s Left in the Bend of May
Bufo Lovesong
Blank Card

IV.

Stalemate
Caravana Migrante
Pentimento
Hermitage
To My Reflection as I Wash Dishes
Vanitas
Five American Sentences
Verano, El Repunte
What My Father Taught Me About Time Travel
The Art Is Knowing When to Stop

Acknowledgments
Notes
Special Thanks

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