“Re-Membering” is a persona poem in which Perez reconstructs the narrative of the Aztec moon deity, Coyolxauhqui, (daughter of Coatlicue the earth goddess) enabling her to speak for herself and tell the story of how her brothers brutally dismembered her. The poem was inspired by Gloria Anzaldúa’s posthumous dissertation, Light in the Dark=Luz En Lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Sprirituality, Reality. Duke University Press, 2015.
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Bianca Alyssa Pérez (she/her) was born and raised in Mission, Texas – a small southern town bordering Mexico. She is currently an MFA Poetry candidate at Texas State University. She is the poetry editor at Porter House Review. Her poems have been published in The New York Quarterly, Re-side Magazine, Magma Poetry UK, ReclamationATX, Psst! Press’ The Sappho Diaries, and East French Press. Forthcoming in The Ice Colony Anthology. She is also the co-host of a horror podcast with writer Stephanie Grossman. Her poetry centers on her Latin culture, spirituality, family, and womanhood.