Eat the Mouth That Feeds You
Brian Evenson anticipates the publication of "Eat the Mouth That Feeds You"
Oct 16, 2020
"Carribean Fragoza's Eat the Mouth that Feeds You is a wonderful debut." Interview with Brian Evenson on "Maudlin House."
Excerpt on "Air/Light"
Oct 20, 2020
The new literary journal Air/Light inaugurates their first issue with a short story from Carribean Fragoza's Eat the Mouth That Feeds You, "Crystal Palace."
Shelf Awareness features Carribean Fragoza
Oct 13, 2020
Wednesday morning's programming for CALIBA kicked off with "California Voices," six West Coast authors introduced by Katerina Argyres of San Francisco's Bookshop West Portal.
First up was Carribean Fragoza with Eat the Mouth that Feeds You (City Lights Books, March 23, 2021), a collection of short stories about women of all ages. "From a 10-year-old to grandmother age, the stories focus on the voices of these women as they experience the challenges of being poor and working class in a world of men who don't treat them kindly," said Fragoza.
The tales take place on both sides of the border. "Think of it as a transnational collection," she said. Some of the stories get a little surreal; some stories take a dark turn. Fellow author and her dear friend Myriam Gurba describes it as "Chicanx gothic." In the title story: a mother describes how her daughter is slowly eating her, literally eating her body in life. "That has to do with matrilineal knowledge and the immigrant experience," Fragoza said, the daughter of Mexican immigrants who grew up in South El Monte, Calif.
"Publishers Weekly" reports on regional trade show highlights
Sep 11, 2020
● Among the highlights is a panel of California authors, including Cory Doctorow, Caribbean Fragoza (Eat the Mouth That Feeds You, City Lights), Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Committed, Grove), and Katherine Seligman (At the Edge of the Haight, Algonquin).
Carribean Fragoza reads "Lumberjack Mom"
Apr 5, 2016
On April 5, 2016, Nat. Brut and The Spectacle hosted a special offsite event during AWP 2016 called "All of Us Witches." Carribean Fragoza reads the short story "Lumberjack Mom," which will be included in her forthcoming debut collection Eat the Mouth That Feeds You.
"The Vicious Ladies" published by BOMB Magazine
Apr 1, 2014
"At the far end of the backyard, nestled in overgrown summer grass, the girls huddled around their private nitrous oxide tank. One at a time, they collapsed into the waiting arms of the other Ladies. The more experienced ones knew when to pull the colored balloon from their painted lips. A few seconds longer and a girl could have a much harder fall, like the stupid boys over there who mostly toppled over, smacking their teeth against the concrete patio floor, drooling and bleeding onto their mom-ironed shirts. The Vicious Ladies knew better and they took care of each other. Partying, they'd learned, was not only their business, it was also a way of life and they were going to do it right. . . . "