The Pink Box

The Pink Box


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The Pink Box by Yesenia Montilla

Poetry collection by Yesenia Montilla, a New York City poet with Afro-Caribbean roots and CantoMundo Fellow.

"The Pink Box has been waiting for us. It has been waiting for our ears to see these poems, for our eyes to listen to them. Yesenia Montilla’s poems cross fertilize space and time; linking the wilderness, the city, and an otherworld like a subway ride from uptown to downtown, cross town and back. Along the way, we don’t just switch trains, we switch stations of desire: the Dominican Republic is the blues, Ayiti/Haiti is jazz, hip hop is abuelita. New York City begins on Hispaniola. Is it longing we hear? Or is it the crash of one island against another? Yes, there is yearning in these poems; for touch, for visibility, for a tongue not forgotten though not spoken, for bachata and merengue. And there is spirit; something unseen, called forth, like Dominican Gaga rooted in the bateyes, the sugar cane fields, of memory. Not only does Yesenia Montilla make a weaving of magic in these remarkable and tender poems, magic is its own holiness here." ~Alexis De Veaux, author of Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996139076
Publisher: Aquarius Press
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Series: Willow Books Emerging Poets & Writers Series
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Yesenia Montilla is a New York City poet with Afro-Caribbean roots. Her poetry has appeared in the Chapbook For The Crowns Of Your Head, as well as the literary journals 5AM, Adanna, The Wide Shore and others. A CantoMundo Fellow, she received her MFA from Drew University in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.

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