Critical Commentary

“Like bedrock outcroppings or New Mexican mesas, Tirado’s work exists fully formed, yet promises further formations, deeper excavations of her poeticized self.”
- Diego Baez, The Poetry Foundation

“Perhaps there is a blind spot in the white-American consciousness…a place where, as Marisa writes, “white kids get more gold stars per language”—concerning the impact of white-American discrimination on the Hispanic experience, including its role in language loss. Perhaps…it’s simply the struggle of the American populace to do “nuance.”
 - Xochitl Gonzales, The Atlantic and author of Olga Dies Dreaming