The article offers poetry criticism on the poems "Perfection" and "Crickets," by Puerto Rican poet Naomi Ayala. It is inferred that the poems of Ayala address various issues concerning genderized racialism against Puerto Ricans. The representations of mind and body fracturing in the poems are explained which reflect the internalization of U.S. colonial rhetoric.
Barki, R. (2011). When Being is Not a Burden: Naomi Ayala and the Re-Embodying Poetics of Neo-Riqueña Discourse. Jostes: The Journal of South Texas English Studies, 2(2), 1-26.
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