DEVOTAS ANTOLOGÍA DE POESÍA LÉSBICA (DEVOTEES: LESBIAN POETRY ANTHOLOGY)
We made a call, the first from the publisher. We asked for lesbian texts, written by lesbians, that would make political, sexual and relational aspects visible. We received material from 43 people and we worked on a selection that resulted in this book.
Devotas contains poems by Uruguayans Gabriela Escobar, Ivix Pereira and Catalina Torres; Argentines Julia Cosentini, Candela Fumale, Yanel Gómez, Pilar Otero, Martina Solimano and Carla Telles; and the Brazilian Djulia Marc.
What is not named does not exist, and there are many lesbians who write in the first person, they breathe and are here, luckily.
"I salivate, I remember
the taste in my mouth
mixed with wine.
I was a slave,
I am a devotee.
It's a miracle the smells are still in me
late morning morning the sound of the letters passing through the lips through the mouth and its cracks. I was a slave, I am a devotee. today far away same teeth bite other shoulders. I was a slave, I am a devotee of each fluid of each sound. I am a slave I am devout I pray to stop worshipping." – Pilar Otero