i'm alive / it hurts / i love it

i m alive it hurts i love it is joshua jennifer espinoza s first full length poetry book in print her writing engages with subjects such as coming out as a trans woman, surviving and thriving w mental illness, and attempting to reconcile her anger sadness at the state of things w her love for all the beauty that exists.
i m alive it hurts i love it i m alive it hurts i love it is joshua jennifer espinoza s first full length poetry book in print her writing engages with subjects such as coming out as a trans woman surviving and thriving w mental

  • Title: i'm alive / it hurts / i love it
  • Author: Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
  • ISBN: 9780996069113
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “i'm alive / it hurts / i love it”

    1. Espinoza writes with unrivaled bittersweetness. She has a way of capturing the trash of the world and turning it over so that--even without the aid of delusion--it seems like treasure. I found this book highly accessible despite not being a regular reader of poetry.

    2. 'crying is nice / like fingers through sand / pushing apart / what they guessed to be solid.'

    3. This book broke me in the best possible way. I'm not normally one for poetry, but the pure and raw emotions behind these as well as the fact that I've never quite read anything like the poems from this collection before made me fall in love with i'm alive / it hurts / i love it.

    4. The world is trash, and Jennifer Espinoza knows this. She tells us this in turns-of-phrase so beautiful, so melancholy, that it makes you want to weep. She's a trans woman poet who spares no punches, who tells the truth no matter how much it hurts. Please read this book. It is so good.

    5. There are very few books that have changed my life. I feel like this one could easily be one of the ones. It’s absolutely heart-achingly beautiful. Some of the best poetry I’ve ever read.

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