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Flavored by the author’s Chicana and Native American roots, this poetry collection explores eroticism and sensuality while keeping to the confines of 100 words. Simultaneously intelligent and humorous, this book investigates the themes of passion and desire as it conveys intense political ideas and reactions. Written by a woman of color, this compilation will resonate withFlavored by the author’s Chicana and Native American roots, this poetry collection explores eroticism and sensuality while keeping to the confines of 100 words. Simultaneously intelligent and humorous, this book investigates the themes of passion and desire as it conveys intense political ideas and reactions. Written by a woman of color, this compilation will resonate with audiences beyond her race and ethnicity....

Title : Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems
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ISBN : 9780916727840
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems Reviews

  • Shauna
    2019-01-05 01:14

    Lorna Dee Cervantes’ Ciento is a collection of love poems. 100 word poems in fact. I’ve written one 100-word response, although I could use many more—100 glimpses of heart entwinement, object obsessions, tender speeches, & sexy topic switches. To nature, to color, to conversation & to language, to latitude, to radiance, to technology & oddity, to chaos & poverty. Elevated, thoughtful words collected to bring lofty morale to readers who might find themselves low.10,000 words a amor, amar, amat for you. Por vida. 100 poems filled with humor & wit, adoration, rehabilitation, desire, restraint, aspiration, & relation.

  • David
    2019-01-13 08:20

    The form of the book--100 poems of 100 words--gives these poems unity, but the form is also used as a crutch for lacking content. The better poems reject the over-present speaker and push against repetitious form and self-satisfied repletion (see 100 Words for a Star vs. 100 Words to Google). More often than otherwise, these poems are abrasively repetitious in word choice and syntax variety. I am still grimacing at the overuse of "Baby," an okay term of endearment that never gets complicated over the 100 poems. Without the development of complexity, the poems often read as a rehashing of what precedes it. While these 100 love poems do not show the complexity of a relationship, they do show 100 locations of love, but eventually this cartographic approach loses momentum. Others might argue for 3 stars, but what's the use? This is a poor man's Neruda, a point unceremoniously pushed by the two-poem spread "100 words against poverty" and "100 words for Neruda's Mercy." While anyone interested in the cento/ciento connection might find this a good foil to reference, this project collection reads as hastily completed with poems that fill pages without fulfilling this reader.