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South Texas Experience: Love Letters

South Texas Experience: Love Letters

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  • Handmade item
  • Material: heart
  • Favorited by: 9 people
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Description

Love letters to the valley, maybe to you or the rain or roads or salt lakes or stillness or home or on not leaving.

Written by Noemi Martinez

A map of home and the relationship with South Texas, of death and ghosts and the space that exists between borders that give and borders that take.

Loving South Texas and Texas, despite the bones and pain that are born on Texas soil. Of looking for seasons and bordered tongues and dreaming of bones and gray flowers.


Noemi Martinez is a poet-curandera and writer, a single mami with Mexican and Caribbean roots. Born in Chicago, the Rio Grande Valley is home.



A beautiful illustration of epistemologies of home. South Texas Experience cuts across notions of crip and queer time from a queer Tejana/Xicana experience. Martinez starkly shows the connection between affect and geo-political location–and the negotiations and tensions that live in this connection that the sociological imagination cannot capture.

Magda García



Noemi Martinez’s new collection holds epistolary poems expressing the ambiguities of passion for the “longest lover”–our bond with place. Like in human relationships, these bonds are ambivalent, and as Noemi’s poems reveal, they are particularly so in South Texas. —I am drawn into her poetry by its lyrical handling of personal, collective and ecological struggle against the structural violence of a state played out in a region that compels one’s “retorno” like a lover. Martinez builds her poetry from the accounts of literary-philosophers, current progressive media, and historical research.

Kamala Platt is a poet, activist and independent scholar.

*If you are purchasing for an institution or library, please contact me for institution price.

*44 pages, 6x9"
Love letters to the valley, maybe to you or the rain or roads or salt lakes or stillness or home or on not leaving.

Written by Noemi Martinez

A map of home and the relationship with South Texas, of death and ghosts and the space that exists between borders that give and borders that take.

Loving South Texas and Texas, despite the bones and pain that are born on Texas soil. Of looking for seasons and bordered tongues and dreaming of bones and gray flowers.


Noemi Martinez is a poet-curandera and writer, a single mami with Mexican and Caribbean roots. Born in Chicago, the Rio Grande Valley is home.



A beautiful illustration of epistemologies of home. South Texas Experience cuts across notions of crip and queer time from a queer Tejana/Xicana experience. Martinez starkly shows the connection between affect and geo-political location–and the negotiations and tensions that live in this connection that the sociological imagination cannot capture.

Magda García



Noemi Martinez’s new collection holds epistolary poems expressing the ambiguities of passion for the “longest lover”–our bond with place. Like in human relationships, these bonds are ambivalent, and as Noemi’s poems reveal, they are particularly so in South Texas. —I am drawn into her poetry by its lyrical handling of personal, collective and ecological struggle against the structural violence of a state played out in a region that compels one’s “retorno” like a lover. Martinez builds her poetry from the accounts of literary-philosophers, current progressive media, and historical research.

Kamala Platt is a poet, activist and independent scholar.

*If you are purchasing for an institution or library, please contact me for institution price.

*44 pages, 6x9"

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Update: I only ship within the United States.
f your order is a gift going directly to the recipient and I will not include a slip with prices, etc, I can include a personal message card from you for no extra charge. If you would like this service please let me know what you would like me to write (to fit on a postcard) in the "Note section" during checkout.

Creations:
Please allow7-10 for mailing out & for me to create your pendants and prints-they are usually made in small batches- sometimes custom / one at a time - so what you receive may vary ever so slightly from those pictured. If you need them in a rush, please let me know before purchasing so we can make sure I will be able to meet your deadline.
YOU WANT IT WHEN?
I usually ship once a week - If your item is made to order, please allow 3 to 5 days for creation in addition to shipping time.
Orders shipped within the U.S. will go out via First Class Mail. If you would like to have your order insured, please message me to let me know.
SHIPPING MATERIALS:
All of Catrina Creations' packaging, including labels, packing paper, gift boxes and shipping boxes are made from reused or recycled materials.
INSURANCE & CONFIRMATION
Insurance and confirmation are not included in the regular price of shipping. If you'd like either one purchase the listing for the insurance and confirmation.
Paying with credit card? ORDERS SHIPPED AFTER A PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED AND ACCEPTED BY MY BANK.
Update: I only ship within the United States.

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Purchasing these items does not give permission to make copies of any of the work and distribute them. Some of the zines listed are available as wholesale and cosignment. Get in touch with me for more info.

: FAQs ::

▪ Do you accept custom orders?
:: Yes I do accept custom orders. Please see my shop announcement for more details or feel free to contact me with your ideas.

▪ Do you accept consignment contracts?
:: No, I do not accept consignment contracts.

▪ Do you accept wholesale orders?
:: Currently I am not accepting wholesale orders.

I would like to share your work with my blog / website followers, can I use your images?
:: All images, words and designs in my Etsy shop are my own and copyright protected. I am thrilled if you are inspired by what you see and read here, but please do be respectful of my copyright and intellectual property rights.
If you wish to post any of my copyrighted material on your own blog or website I am happy for you to do so on the conditions that you credit me as "Catrina Creations", link back to my Etsy shop and either send me convo or e-mail me at csdistro at gmail with a link to your post or webpage.

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