Reconquista by Marisa Adame
Marisa Adame is a 6th-generation Tejana storyteller/creative from Dallas, and a proud graduate of Ursuline Academy’s Class of 2013. She has acted internationally and is a two-time KCACTF Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nominee. She has had work published in various literary magazines, including Open Minds Quarterly, Crab Fat Magazine, Mad Swirl, and Glass Journal's Poets Resist series. She founded Colibrósa Productions, which houses her original works in poetry, theatre, and film. Her forthcoming poetry chapbook, girl becomes collateral, advanced to the semi-finalist round for The University of Notre Dame's Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. More information can be found at colibrosaproductions.com.
About the book:
Using dreamlike desert imagery of the American Southwest, reconquista explores themes of lost heritage, time as a colonial concept, Tejano culture, and mental health. reconquista explores the grasping for history that no longer exists, seeking to reconcile family histories as both conqueror and conquered in Texas-as-once-Mexico. As a writer of Mexican-American descent, Adame aims to find a language that can capture her entirety. This is the mission of reconquista: reconquering history & language to form a new definition of self.