Julia Alvarez


  • With their overriding theme of the search for justice and equality in an age of global unrest, these poems may never be more timely.

    —Library Journal

  • Resistencia is alive with bravery, feminism, strength, agency, protest, power and hope.

    —Ms. Magazine

  • Resistencia is as uplifting as choral music and as devastating as the news.

    —San Francisco Chronicle

  • Exactly the kind of book this world needs more of. . . . This is a must-read.

    —Book Marks

  • A poetic manual for resistance has arrived. . . . Resistencia‘s dream team of translators has spectacularly rendered this polyglot volume into a vibrant whole while also making it approachable for newcomers to Latin American literature. As a poetic primer in the language and tradition of protest, it is essential.

    —Seven Days

  • Resistencia could not be more timely. It is a stunning collection of revelations and witness. . . . Indispensable.

    —Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels

  • Resistencia resists being an easy Latinx experience. While many of these poems are about war and pain, it would be a disservice to characterize them solely as melancholic. Even surrounded in death and destruction, there is a vibrancy in the lines. There is joy. There is living. Beauty’s put forward bravely.

    —David Tomas Martinez, author of Post Traumatic Hood Disorder

  • The poems in Resistencia do not soothe but shake us awake, and they call on us to do what they have done: to witness, to listen, to not only speak but sing.

    —Maggie Smith, author of Good Bones

  • Reading these poems, I felt as if this brilliant chorus of writers, living and departed, was delivering a call to action: ‘We have been here all along, fighting. Won’t you join us?’

    —Frances de Pontes Peebles, author of The Air You Breathe