Los Angeles Review of Books: Begin Again: On Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo’s “Incantation”

XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO’S Incantation: Love Poems for Battle Sites (2023) announces its purpose in the title. The “battle sites” range from migrant detention centers to Confederate monuments to the police stop that led to Sandra Bland’s murder. The incantatory lyricism of Bermejo’s poetry suffuses the text, letting us know that this is a book to remember […]

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