big feelings is a collection of poems about falling too hard too fast and giving your heart to a crush, or even a country that does not love you back.
It details all of the good glitter we can turn our hurt into while lamenting lost love and glimpsing into what it’s like to date as a Selena-meets-Athena femme Xicana in the millenial Tr*mp era.
Poetry. Latinx Studies. Women’s Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Film. Music.
“At once a time capsule of love and loss, and a hymnal book of protest songs against the current political regime, the reader becomes a lucky passenger in bella’s car, driving the scenic route through her brilliant and expansive mind. The book reads as a memoir in verse. The poems travel both physical and emotional landscapes, journeying through vibrant New Mexico and through the often lonely road of living as someone with ‘big feelings.’ We get to meet bodega cats, Ariana Grande, her family and her loves, but most importantly we get to meet gigi; wholly human and wholly herself. This book is as tender as it is fierce, and will be opened like a gift by the hearts of so many.”–Andrea Gibson