In this debut poetry collection, Elvis Alves uses bitter melon as a metaphor for life's experiences. He does more than ruminate about the bitterness of life and seeks to locate the truth in the adage "life is what you make of it." He plays with the notion that modes of relating (i.e. to self, God, nature, other human beings) are at the core of what it means to take ownership of life.
Author: Elvis Alves Publisher: Mahaicony Books Published: 08/10/2013 Pages: 102 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.35lbs Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.24d ISBN: 9780988432413
About the Author Elvis Alves was born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Colgate University and Princeton Theological Seminary. His work has appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Sojourners, Rufous Salon, Caribbean Writer Journal, and The Applicant. He is the author of Bitter Melon.