Preoccupied by haunting, poisoned places and bodies, Puro explores the intersections of personal history and social forces, integrating representations of femininity and the body, creating an undercommons, a multiplicity, a “we.”
About the Author
NINA PURO’s writing is in Guernica, the PEN/ America Poetry Series, Jubilat, and others. They’re a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative; author of two chapbooks; and recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Syracuse University (MFA, 2012), Brooklyn Community Pride Foundation, Deming Fund, Wurlitzer Foundation, Saltonstall, and others. Currently pursuing a master’s degree in social work from NYU, they provide psychotherapy and advocacy to sex workers and victims of human trafficking in NYC.
What People are Saying About This
“I love these poems. They are romantic, full of stuff, shape shifting, gendered, dark and political. And I am never bored. I have not read these poems before. They are not outside their canon yet they improve and expand it. They’ve got some pain and some weight. I mean they’re muscularly true.”