Reporting from the Belly of the Night by Sojourner Ahebee - Digital Poetry Chapbook

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Reporting from the Belly of the Night by Sojourner Ahebee - Digital Poetry Chapbook

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Poet Sojourner Ahebee's debut poetry chapbook, Reporting from the Belly of the Night, is a meditation on Black femininity & the ways in which black women are uniquely vulnerable to violence in their homes, schools, public/digital spaces, both locally and transnationally across time and borders. These poems are obsessed with empathy for black women, colorism, desire, black mental health, healing practices, and intersectional identities on the margins of history. This chapbook is also a collaboration with visual artist Kamakshi Duvvuru. Almost every poem in the collection is accompanied with one of her brilliant watercolors, magically blurring the space between word & image. The art featured in the chapbook is from a series that was both a means of and an ode to the transformative process of birthing as a creator.

Of the collection, Philadelphia Poet Laureate, Yolanda Wisher wrote: "Ahebee wrenches the sting and the sweetness from black womanhood. She evokes historical, cultural, and familial namesakes, sings up the names of daughters and aunties and mamas, makes mountains of them. This is a young woman’s poetry with an elder’s heart, unflinchingly traversing the oceans between slavery and social media. These are poems we long for and need but don’t always see coming."

This chapbook is a digital edition. Upon purchasing the collection, you will be prompted to download the collection as a PDF file.

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