i shimmer sometimes, too

Porsha Olayiwola’s debut poetry collection soars with the power and presence of live performance. These poems dip their hands deep into the fabric of black womanhood, pulling out all of its threads. This book establishes Porsha Olayiwola firmly in the lineage of black queer poetics, pulling equally from Audre Lorde and Danez Smith.

This is a book of gentle breaking and inventive reconstruction. This is a book of self-care, and community-care―the pursuit of building a world that will keep you alive.

Porsha Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and is the current poet laureate for the city of Boston.

Written by Porsha Olayiwola
96 pages
Published by Button Poetry, 2019
Paperback
8.5 x 5.5 inches



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