Books

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Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications, 2016) can be purchased directly from Sundress Publications. 

Praise for Posada:

“I am moved by Xochitl-Julisa’s work, her embrace of familia, of places long gone and present, of abandoned things too, near or in a neighborhood house yet filled with luminous power as a ‘black lava molcajete,’ a ‘mano,’ and many kinds of cacti — enduring, inscrutable, fierce & makers of nectar.” – Juan Felipe Herrera, former Poet Laureate of the United States

“Her voice is formidable, her language clear and complex at the same time.” – Luis J. Rodriguez, former Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

“Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo explores what it means to live on the border, a literal and figurative image that takes on multiple meanings. There are the rich and vibrant stories of her Mexican grandparents and parents, stories she carries with her and finds still relevant in modern-day Los Angeles; there is a traditional view of womanhood and the reality of being a contemporary woman in the United States; there is a straddlle of Spanish and English, a clamor of tongues; there is the dividing actual line between Mexico and the United States, which people risk their lives to cross each day.” – Terry Wolverton, author, Embers (Red Hen Press)

 

Accolades: A Women Who Submit Anthology (Jamii Publishing, 2020) edited by Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera and Rachael Warecki can be purchased from Indie Bound.

Praise for WWS:

“The Women Who Submit community has taught me so much. Submitting is difficult for most of us and it is as important as writing and editing. Acceptances and rejections should be celebrated because you engaged in the process. Keep track. Most importantly encouragement is validating and feeds courage.” – Romaine Washington, author, Sirens in Her Belly (Jamii Publishing)

“As a new Los Angeles resident, Women Who Submit gave me the opportunity to grow relationships with other women and nonbinary people in the organization. I am reminded always that my participation is never passive but one in which leadership is always encouraged. WWS is certainly a model for what we can lean into in the present.” – Muriel Leung, author, Bone Confetti (Noemi Press)

Things to Know for Compañer@s: A No More Deaths Volunteer Guide can be purchased for $5 by contacting the author at xochitljulisa@gmail.com. All proceeds go to No More Deaths.

From a review by Marie Lecrivain at poeticdiversity.org:

“Things to Know is a powerful poetic vehicle that transports the reader right into the middle of the terrifying, perilous journey Central American immigrants risk for the chance at a better life within the boundaries of the United States.”