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Speaking Wiri Wiri Paperback – Download: Adobe Reader, March 1, 2013

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"Vera's book couldn't come at a better time, with immigration reform and LGBT issues at the forefront of the national debate....Writing with authority, assurance and passion, Vera's Speaking Wiri Wiri earns him his rightful place alongside his poetry heroes."  Florida Agenda

"The book, Vera's second full-length collection, consists of forty-five poems in five distinct sections.  Taken as a whole--without the "borders," if you will--there is a cohesive voice and message."  Out Smart

"Vera writes so we know how it was for him, and that makes us more alive too. He makes story link to poetry so that it matters to others. He allows the writing to evolve voluntarily and doesn't push to persuade; letting people, sights, tastes, smells do the talking." Washington Independent Review of Books

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"As a poet driven to reconstruct the fragments of memory, just as an archeologist rebuilds ancient ruins, Vera knows that any possible reconnection to the past depends on a prescient understanding of the copious interplay between language and culture, made more lush still by the mediation of his Romantic imagination... Another person would have avoided this agonistic search for his roots (both linguistically and culturally), but Vera chose instead to persevere in connecting with his ancestral homeland, and I can only explain this doggedness as the result of a deep familial bond, an emotional debt that has to be repaid with poetry and poetry alone." --Orlando Menes

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  • Publisher : Red Hen Press; 1st edition (March 1, 2013)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 80 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1597092746
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1597092746
  • Item Weight : 4 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Job Mr. Vera
By Gloria Padilla-Carlson on November 3, 2014
spoken in words of poetry but yet so real to the heart. I should know.!!!!!!
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