Letters to a Young Brown Girl

Letters to a Young Brown Girl is forthcoming from BOA Editions, Ltd. in 2020. The voice of this work may have some things in common with the speakers of Diwata, in that she insists on keeping a sharp focus on brutality, and still, not forgetting about beauty and even grace amidst her rage.

Also like Diwata, I have written most of these poems as prose poems, because of the potential and emotional complexity of the meditative long lines.


More to come! In the meantime, some poems from Letters to a Young Brown Girl can be found here:

Academy of American Poets.

Amber Flora.

Best American Poetry.

The Brooklyn Rail.


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