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Yesika Salgado’s poetry collection Corazon gets at what it means to have a broken heart, when one’s spirit haunts yours as you yearn for a love that is forever lost and will never be yours. How culture can heal and our ancestors offer us guidance and gifts remedies for the soul from long ago. She discusses the complicated relationships with family members and offers compassion for their pain and difficulties acknowledging their many sacrifices.
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Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city, and her fat brown body. She has shared her work in venues and campuses throughout the country. Salgado is a two time National Poetry Slam finalist and the recipient of the 2020 International Latino Book Award in Poetry. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Teen Vogue, Univision, Spotify, CNN and many more networks and publications. She is an internationally recognized body-positive activist and the writer of the column Suelta for Remezcla. Yesika is the author of the best-sellers Corazón, Tesoro, and Hermosa, published with Not a Cult.