UNDER THE BED IS ANOTHER COUNTRY

UNDER THE BED IS ANOTHER COUNTRY. Hostile Books, online selection, 2017.
(Sólo disponible en inglés)

 

“Raquel Salas Rivera’s chapbook, Under the Bed is Another Country […] emerged from that blur, that multitude of source and form (texts, reportage, observations, reflections, etc.) about those whom, from far away, we call our own. [If] we are alive after the catastrophe, how do we speak of our grieving? How do live when we have lost every thing? ‘Find others. / Agree you will never desert each other,’ writes Adrienne Rich. In the blackout, Rivera, similarly, reaches out with that ‘green-grey [of] so much loving:’ we draw light from each other, so we can remember. And in that work, in our very own language, we find, as source and evidence of existence, a livable version of survival.”

—Ricardo Maldonado