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Yesika Salgado

Author of Corazón

3+ Works 143 Members 2 Reviews

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Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city, and her brown body. She has shared her work in venues and campuses throughout the country Salgado is a four time member of Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team and a 2017 and 2018 National Poetry Slam show more finalist. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Latina Magazine, Univision Vibe Magazine, Huffington Post, NPR, TEDX and many digital platforms. She is the co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and an internationally recognized body positivity activist. Yesika is the author of the Amazon best-sellers Corazn and Tesoro, published with Not a Cult. show less

Works by Yesika Salgado

Corazón (2017) 83 copies
Tesoro (2018) 34 copies
Hermosa (2019) 26 copies

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This is an accessible, unflinchingly honest collection of poems for all those who love too hard — who love so hard they lose their very selves. The specifics here are importantt too, of course — Selgado is brown, fat, Salvadoran, daughter of an alcoholic, lover of Los Angeles, feminist. There is just enough body shame/acceptance/joy here to resonate with The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love, (which I had read just before this) but the main theme here is the cycle of heartbreak — from seeking (The Hunger), to the thrill of connection (The Fruit), to beginnings of rupture (The Bruising), to the pain of breakup and loss (The Ache), to the reclaiming of self (The Return). Beautiful in its simplicity.… (more)
 
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greeniezona | 1 other review | Feb 9, 2024 |
I love the overall flow of the poems and how they form a story as a whole. I really appreciated Yesika's strength when touching on subjects regarding sexual harassment/assault and on what it means to want to be loved as a fat woman. I loved all of the poems on the first two sections, "The Hunger" and "The Fruit", and other poems such as Molcajete and Clean And Fed.
 
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