Monterrey, Mexico: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Colección: Poesía), 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 67p., indices, wrps. New. Item #80725
The maternal grandmother's pearls, an inheritance loaded with desires and expectations planted for generations, survive in a drawer, oblivious to the clavicles of the granddaughter who should carry them with pride. Throughout her verses, Waiting and Memory asks herself: should she?
This is a book that questions, from intimacy and the socially accepted roles of the concept of "family". Its pages inhabit a grandfather who acts as a father in school celebrations; the aunts, a bunch of mothers; mother who is a caregiver for sisters but also for her daughter, a woman provider; dad that is synonymous with hollowness, silence in the veins. Thus, in the midst of a constellation of suffering figures, is the voice of a daughter with unfathomable surnames, who coexists with the ghosts of her deceased relatives, with expressions of affection that are not enunciated.
With the brutality of the word that points its finger at the wound, the poetry of Adriana Dorantes unmasks the absences and family secrets, the self-imposed and inherited mutism, to no longer reveal its light, the truth that they cover up, but to cling to , even for an instant, from its shreds.