Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Letters to My Sister
Letters to My Sister by Angela Vasquez-Giroux
Composed as a series of letters to a family member serving in Iraq, Angela Vasquez-Giroux's first poetry chapbook is a vivid evocation of the fear, displacement, and uncertainty that war imposes on those who are left behind. Through images of fragmentation and fragility—misreadings of scripture, partial glimpses of a loved one in a news report—Letters to My Sister speaks of the challenges of survival, both for those in the field and at home.
Poetry, 15 pp. Click here to download PDF in new window.
Angela Vasquez-Giroux is a textbook middle child. Her fascination with words began at age three, when her mother taught her to say extraordinary. She lives in Lansing with her partner and daughter.