HOUSTON CHRONICLE

"What's most refreshing about this collection is that the women whose voices are rendered so beautifully here, not just the daughters and mothers but even Ariadne herself, shatter stereotypes of femininity and highlight truths that might discomfort but are a vivid testament to the world we live in today." — Michael Magras

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PBS NEWS HOUR

"Poet Analicia Sotelo penned her latest collection to upend tropes of the helpless damsel, inspired by an Italian painter’s dream-like depiction of womanly strength in the throes of vulnerability." — Jennifer Hijazi

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POETS AND WRITERS

Wilder Forms: Our Fourteenth Annual Look at Debut Poets

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NYLON

50 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

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TEXAS OBSERVER

"Sotelo’s first collection of poetry, Virgin, is the poetry of a Texas already transformed, free of masculine brooding. The Houston poet, who grew up in Laredo and San Antonio, is challenging deeply seated tropes.” — Aaron E. Sanchez

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NBC LATINO

"Though there are a number of arresting poems about the speaker’s negotiation of her roles as daughter or lover, the most telling ones underscore a woman’s awareness of her own agency, like the poem that imagines the speaker rejecting the ideologies of female sainthood in favor of embracing a flawed image as a radical act of self-acceptance." — Rigoberto González

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HOUSTONIA

"Though far from being a feminist polemic, Virgin nevertheless pulls no punches when it comes to deconstructing toxic masculinity. But Sotelo’s writing also embraces ambiguity, and all the inevitable messiness that comes with lust, love and self-discovery." — Chris Weber

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LIT HUB

The Best Reviewed Books of 2018

THE NEW YORK TIMES

"The Virgin Mary, and physical virginity, are largely absent from Sotelo’s debut. In a book much about young Latina sexuality, and who constructs and controls it, what’s not present is as relevant as what is.” — Daisy Fried

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ADDITIONAL PRESS

Book Riot // 15 Latinx Poets Who Are Breaking Down Borders

Bustle // 12 Most Anticipated Poetry Collections Hitting Bookstores in 2018

Bustle // 15 Poets You Need to Be Reading In 2018

Buzzfeed News // 16 Heartbreaking Books To Get You Through Your Own Heartache

MyDomaine // 7 Life-Altering Books by Latino Authors Everyone Should Read This Year

NBC // Hispanic Heritage Month is over and these 15 books by Latinos are still great

Nylon // The 10 Best Books to Read this February 

Texas Observer // Our 10 Favorite Texas Books of 2018

The New Yorker // 2016: Our Year in Poems

REVIEWS

Washington Independent Review of Books // Review of Virgin

West Branch // 3 Reviews of Virgin

 

Kenyon Review // On Virgin by Analicia Sotelo

Publishers Weekly // Starred Review of Virgin

The Millions // Must Read Poetry: February 2018

Ploughshares // Ariadne’s Journey to Consciousness in Analicia Sotelo’s Virgin

INTERVIEWS

Chicago Alive // Poet Analicia Sotelo's work is never done

 

Houston Public Media // Voices and Verses: Analicia Sotelo

Ploughshares // Acts of Listening: An Interview with Analicia Sotelo

 

Tintero Projects & Inprint // Inkwell Episode 1

Kenyon Review Conversations // Analicia Sotelo

Houston City Book // Poetic Justice

Harvard Review // Virgin by Analicia Sotelo

Poetry Society of America // On ‘My English Victorian Dating Troubles'

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