#MeToo and Poems That Survived. By Tania Romero. ISBN: 978-0-915745-24-1 $11.95
In light of the #MeToo movement, this bilingual poetry collection joins the widespread unearthing of survival stories. From relationship violence, to self-empowerment through ‘artivism’, to community engagement: these poems portray womanhood as a becoming. Each poem is a testimony that aims to eradicate the silence of trauma.
“Tania Romero’s debut collection is a hard hitting, testimonial force of lyric and invocation, her words are freedom from the chaos—an incantatory poetic healing in the lineage of Maria Sabina, who used words as medicine. Arriving when we need these words most, we stand witness and culprit, as the speaker becomes a poem right before our very eyes, and before our collective hearts. Read these poems, and then sit with them for a long while, let them work through you.”
—Tim Z. Hernández, Author of All They Will Call You
“Human fragility, intimacy, and pain mark the soul bare in these poignant, authentic and unfeigned utterances.” —Nancy Bookhart, Chair, Department of Humanities, Assistant Professor of Art Paine College
“Tras leer sus poemas, descubrí que no la conocía; la escuchaba, la veía sonreir, siempre con el cabello recogido en un moño. Sus poemas son tan sinceros como su sonrisa y sus anteojos.” Gabor Szepesi, PhD, Digital Media Instructor, Art Institute of Austin
Tania Romero was born and raised in Nicaragua. She now resides in the U.S. She is a poet, documentary filmmaker, and digital media instructor. She is a world traveler and multilingual artist-philosopher. She is a filmmaker/Instructor; holds a B.A. in Psychology/Film Studies Minor BMC; M.A. in Media Studies University of Texas, Austin, and M. Phil IDSVA.