Julia Alvarez was born on March 27. 1950. She was born in New York City. When she was three her household moved back to her families’ native land. Trujillo. Julia moved back to New York. where she graduated from high school in 1967. Then she so attended Connecticut College for two old ages. where she won the Benjamin T. Marshall Poetry Prize.
Julia Alvarez - Discussion Board The mother in Julia Alvarez’s “Ironing Their Clothes” and “Dusting” is a strict, forbidding, and formidable woman. Alvarez makes it clear that the child in the poems loves their mother dearly, but they see her only as a figure of authority and nothing else.