Haiku Review: *The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao*

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39. Finished _Oscar_Wao_/
Got lots of thinking to do/
Wish I had loved it/
#haiku

Finished _Oscar_Wao_/ Got lots of thinking to do/ Wish I had loved it/ #haiku #junotdiaz #oscarwao

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40. _The_Wonderous_Life_/
Of_Oscar_Wao_ intrigued me/
Because of Oscar/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

41. Stereotypes fail/
To capture real people trapped/
By ethnicity/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

42. Black Latinos can’t/
Publicly Enjoy nerd-dom/
So _Oscar_ was great/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

43. Background Machismo/
Of Dominican Culture/
Was troubling though/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

44. Yunior’s machismo/
Which kept him from happiness/
Struck me as honest/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

45. Lola seemed more sane/
Than the female characters/
Bit too real, really/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

46. Grandmother and mom/
Ybón and Ana performed/
Their #wondrous “roles” well/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

47. I have been #Oscar/
To each of these female “types”/
It’s painfully true/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

48. We #nerds don’t compute/
To “normal” people riding*/
Their #stereotypes/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz *using

49. Living up to “type”/
Hard for “real men” who don’t fit/
“Their” #stereotypes/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

50. These #stereotypes/
Harm AND benefit people/
So we all succumb/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

51. _Oscar_Wao_ said this:/
#Dominicans are much more/
Than #merengue shows/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

52. Though Junot Díaz/
Resurrected #nerds’ great tale/
He hindered his girls/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

53. Women stuck to script/
Of course where #nerds run afoul/
Of culture is #sex/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

54. Yunior’s desperate need/
For sexual approval/
Ruins his life too/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

55. But society/
Notes the #nerd not the #player/
As does _Oscar_Wao_/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

56. I liked _Oscar_Wao_/
But wish we could escape this/
Damned conformity/
#haiku #oscarwao #junotdiaz

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