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Image courtesy of Mayra Sierra-Rivera '20, Studio art major

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Love and Horror

by Sonia Gomez

Poetry

I am in love with Yesika Salgado's poetry and highly recommended her books, Corazon and Tesoro. Her poems explore  intimacy, race/ethnicity, and politics from the perspective of a self-proclaimed "fat, fly, and brown" poet. For more on her poetry, activism, and other work, check out her website

Yesika Salgado

Image from https://www.yesikasalgado.com/

TV

Lovecraft Country (HBO) is a year old, but if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it even if you are not a fan of H.P. Lovecraft's fiction (I am not) or have not read any of his works (I have not). The series isn't perfect but it offers a lot to unpack around issues of race, gender, sexuality, and war with a historical perspective. Be warned there is a lot of horror both real and imagined.

Lovecraft Country

Image from HBOMax.com

summer 2021 blog, cah blog feature

Sonia Gomez is an Assistant Professor of History and a 2021-2022 CAH Faculty Fellow. These days she is working on her book manuscript, hate-watching TLC’s 90 day Fiance, and spending lots of time with her family, which includes cuddling with her three cats.