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TOP 21 OF 2021

Virtual Poetry Reading: Boomerang / Bumerán by Achy Obejas in conversation with Natalie Moore

Join us on Women & Children First's Crowdcast Channel for the virtual launch of Boomerang / Bumerán by Achy Obejas. For this event, Obejas will be in conversation with Natalie Moore

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A unique and inspiriting bilingual collection of lyrical poetry written in a bold, mostly gender-free English and Spanish that address immigration, displacement, love and activism.

The book is divided into 3 sections: First, poems addressing immigration and displacement; secondly, those addressing love, lost and found, and finally, verses focusing on action, on ways of addressing injustice and repairing the world. The volume will be both inspiration and support for readers living with marginalized identities and those who love and stand with them.

Achy Obejas is a Cuban American writer, translator, and activist whose work focuses on personal and national identity. Her story collection, The Tower of the Antilles, was a PEN/Faulkner finalist and her novel, Days of Awe, was called one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times. Her poetry has appeared in Lithub, Prairie Schooner, Another Chicago Magazine, and many other publications. A native of Havana, she currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Natalie Moore covers segregation and inequality for WBEZ Chicago. Her enterprise reporting has tackled race, housing, economic development, food injustice and violence. Natalie’s work has been broadcast on the BBC, Marketplace, NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Natalie is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. She is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation.  

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual via Crowdcast
Boomerang / Bumerán: Poetry / Poesía (Raised Voices) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807033395
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Beacon Press - September 7th, 2021