Please join Synkroniciti in welcoming poet Eloísa Pérez-Lozano. We are excited to feature “Women Whispering of Freedom in the Dark,” “Untamed,” “The Perfect Storm” and “A Devouring” in our “Wild” issue. These four poems center on the awakening of female sexuality, self-awareness, confidence and power. We begin with “Women Whispering of Freedom in the Dark,” a conversation by phone with another woman, a chance to discuss subjects that are taboo and to find strength in one another to resist societal norms and inspire change. Lying somewhere between poetry, memoir and essay, it is both a continuation of and a challenge to a powerful and male-dominated tradition of revolutionary memoir in Latin American culture. “This revolution happens in the marrow of these moments when women talk to each other as their husbands sleep, unaware their wives grow more powerful with each whisper, each story, each epiphany.” We continue with “Untamed,” which questions society’s hang-ups about female body hair and “The Perfect Storm,” which uses a storm at sea as a metaphor to explore and celebrate female pleasure. The final poem, “A Devouring,” recalls the sexuality of the female Black Widow spider, who eats her male counterpart upon completion of intercourse. Eloísa speaks her truth fearlessly and does so with skill and intelligence, using literary and visual elements to create beautiful forms that pulse with alliterative life and excitement.
Experience Eloísa’s enthralling poetry in Synkroniciti’s “Wild” issue: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/purchase-individual-issues/.
Eloísa Pérez-Lozano (she/her) writes poems, essays and flash fiction about Mexican-American identity, women’s issues, and motherhood. She graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in journalism and mass communications. A Best of the Net-nominated writer, her work has been featured in The Texas Observer, Houston Chronicle, Houston Public Media, and Poets Reading the News, among others.
She enjoys singing, dancing and traveling, and she is a self-proclaimed Disney and Friends fiend. She is married to her husband, Antonio, and they have two children, six-year-old Javier and one-year-old Lucía. They live in Houston, Texas.