Novisimo

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Pimentel, Isabella
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2023-08-31
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Introducing this collection of poems and prose, the author writes “I have come to see my project not only as a capstone of what I have learned throughout my time as an English major at Kalamazoo College, but also as the product of what I have learned about myself and further internal reflection. Hence the primary title of my project being “Novísimo,” to emphasize just how new and fresh these feelings always are whenever I find myself living between two worlds. These two communities, however, both foster different senses of belonging and isolation at the same time. When I’m back home in California, I find myself being comforted by the place where I grew up, where I have known the people there my entire life who have also known me for as long as they can remember. When these people who I have spent decades with know so much about me, it is difficult to show and tell them about a change that they might not understand. In that sense, that is where community in Kalamazoo also becomes a comfort as well, where I have peers who have similar experiences and are able to express themselves much more freely and away from home, much like I have. The heart of my works reflects on the feelings that come from being split between two places, such as: homesickness, lovesickness, anger, and a sadness that yearns for the way things used to be. These sentiments are often universal, but through these shared experiences I hope they reach and resonate with many.”
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ix, 37 p.
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