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This item will be released November 19, 2019.

Porsha Olayiwola, 2019.

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Porsha Olayiwola’s debut poetry collection soars with the power and presence of live performance. These poems dip their hands deep into the fabric of black womanhood, pulling out all of its threads. This book establishes Porsha Olayiwola firmly in the lineage of black queer poetics, pulling equally from Audre Lorde and Danez Smith.

This is a book of gentle breaking and inventive reconstruction. This is a book of self-care, and community-care―the pursuit of building a world that will keep you alive.

About Porsha Olayiwola

Porsha Olayiwola is the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion. Black, poet, lesbian, hip-hop feminist, womanist: Porsha examines injustice while providing perspective on concrete solutions. As an artist, Porsha challenges herself to… MORE

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Weight 5.5 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

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