Alvarado, Mary Margaret. "Hey Folly." Loveland, Ohio: Dos Madres, 2013.
Mia Alvarado, English
"'Everything [is] birthing its vanishing point' in the world of these remarkable poems-where 'each fruit fills itself, and falls,' and 'the metastasized colors...peal into everything.' The world of beauty is a world of unspeakable pain, and here-'Inside the inside / of a being going'-is the sense of a mind never not reeling with the effort to inhabit this paradox. Wonder, awe and exuberance contend with a crushing awareness of injustice and the suffering of others. These poems navigate the broken world with an attention so benevolent and complete that even their sorrow is full of praise. Reading them, I am reminded that 'gratitude' shares a root with 'grace.'" - Ashley Capps (from the back cover)