I’m usually strictly a fiction reader, but I’ve been wanting to branch out. Here are two essay and poetry collections that are at the very top of my must-read pile — one already out, and one launching soon. What essay and poetry collections have you enjoyed?
Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora edited by Saraciea J. Fenell
In Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed, writers from across the Latinx diaspora interrogate the different myths and stereotypes about this rich and diverse community. From immigration to sexuality, music to language, and more, these personal essays and poems are essential additions to the cultural conversation, sure to inspire hope and spark dialogue.
Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed features bestselling and award-winning authors as well as new, up-and-coming voices, including:
Ingrid Rojas Contreras
— Cover image and summary via Goodreads
Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults): 17 First-Person Stories for Today edited by Alice Wong
Out October 26!
The seventeen eye-opening essays in Disability Visibility, all written by disabled people, offer keen insight into the complex and rich disability experience, examining life’s ableism and inequality, its challenges and losses, and celebrating its wisdom, passion, and joy.
The accounts in this collection ask readers to think about disabled people not as individuals who need to be “fixed,” but as members of a community with its own history, culture, and movements. They offer diverse perspectives that speak to past, present, and future generations. It is essential reading for all. — Cover image and summary via Goodreads