Bookseller Sarah Rafael Garcia of LibroMobile in Santa Ana California recommended a poetry collection this week: “The Most Spectacular Mistake” by Anatalia Vallez.
The book is divided into four sections—Roots, Core, Heart, and Head—which come together in a final chant. Vallez explores the connections among body, mind, and spirit and—importantly—the ancestors who contributed to who she is today.
Prose, monologue, theater-style scripts, and illustrations by John Jairo Valencia round out the poetry in this collection.
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