Self-portrait before and after my body


This item will be released January 7, 2025.

Phil SaintDenisSanchez, 2024

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Phil SaintDenisSanchez’s debut collection self-portrait before & after my body tackles complex familial history and struggles, emerging in the rich backdrop of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Through multilayered language and immersive imagery, SaintDenisSanchez interweaves political and social issues–from the lasting impacts of colonialism to environmental disaster–with intensely personal narratives of love, learning, and loss. The long, lyrical form and enrapturing poetic voice draw you in and refuse to let you go.

self-portrait before & after my body maps a stunningly poignant family tree and gets at the root of the social forces that shaped its growth.

About Phil SaintDenisSanchez

Phil SaintDenisSanchez is a poet from New Orleans. His work has appeared in Poetry International, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. His poem “monarchs are the communication medium for when i die” was a finalist for Poetry International’s C.P…. MORE

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Weight6 oz

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January 7, 2025

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New Orleans, LA



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