what is the theme for the women on my mother's side were known by julia alvarez
One must ask if you have the title of the poem correct. Ms. Alvarez has written a poem with a similar title but I cannot be sure that this is the one you are looking for in your question.
"Julia Alvarez." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Literature Resource Center. Web. 25 Apr. 2012.
This is an example of the items you can find in the Poetry Subject Guide. Call the library for additional help.