Book Review for Protest Poetry:

Subterranean Blue Poetry

Volume VIII Issue IX


Byline: Subterranean Blue Poetry

Title of Book: Papi Doesn't Love Me No More

Author: Anna Suarez

Publisher: CLASH Books

Date of Publication: 2019

Pages: 73

"Somebody bring me some water . . ."
- from Bring Me Some Water by Melissa Ethridge

A brilliant New Age Renaissance Republique of Poetry write, a progression in Confessional poetry, a series of movie reel picture images with a touch of surrealism that blows this poetry into the stratosphere, Papi Doesn't Love Me No More by Anna Suarez. The Poet and storyteller is a Cuban American who performs poetry readings in Portland. She has studied and earned degrees in Philosophy and French at Portland State University. She is published in Exotic Magazine, Unchaste Volume 2 and Comparative Woman amongst others.

This write is a masterpiece in poetic craft spinning images through the gritty everyday into the elegiac of Angels with a touch of the surreal. A truthtelling of a beautiful young Poet, the sex trade and the emotional pain of the dispossessed. The writing a purge and a celebration in the face of lover disparu. A naked offering of skin, bone and hair against the nightsky.

"A plea: I am not made for this world, I was stolen and trapped."

A quiet violence, images of flowers and lace, tea, the beautiful juxtaposed with loss, the bright full imagery triumphs and paints a picture. The inside of an oppressive society that causes severe dis-ease in personal lives juxtaposed with a celebration of things that are beautiful.

"it does not suffice
           to see
   the reflection of
clashing bodies in
    the mirror,

    all I want is
    to feel your
       of rain,
apricot, and saffron tea
     my throat."

The girl as Poet, as a survivor, as a Muse of eternal Summer. In the heat of Summer night, a fantastical write, Papi Doesn't Love Me No More by Anna Suarez.

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