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Winner of the 2014 Letras Latinas/Red Hen Press Award, selected by Lorna Dee Cervantes, this poetry collection examines the internal landscape of a family confronting the aftershocks of genocide and exile. About Sanabria’s first book, The Strange House Testifies, Gail Wronsky wrote: “Here is a blueprint for the survival of our hearts and souls.” Ruth came to the US as a refugee when she was a child, with her mother Alicia Partnoy. Ruth Irupé Sanabria has read her poetry in libraries, prisons, schools, parks, bars, and universities across the USA and Latin America. She works as an English teacher, and lives with her husband and three children in New Jersey.
Sponsored by Modern Languages and Literatures, English, Chincana/o Studies