Poetry. The poems in THE GENOCIDE'S LOVE BABY LEARNS TO SING take you on a journey starting from the birth of Princess Moon's parents and Cambodia's psychedelic rock n' roll era to our present day lives with everything in between. Reoccurring themes include war, love, death, separation, family, ecofeminism, healing, and survival.
"Each poem in this book is an excavation. Princess Moon digs deep into her history and that of the world around her to unearth powerful truths about personal, generational and post-genocidal trauma, patriarchy, racism, diasporic identity and more. These dense, heavy themes are transformed masterfully into beautiful yet poignant lines that will both break and mend you simultaneously. Princess Moon is an explorer, and every reader will be grateful for the work she has done."—Jonathan Mendoza
Princess Moon is a first generation Cambodian-American poet, teaching artist, and award-winning community organizer. Her work unearths conversations with ancestral spirits, exposes trauma left by the ghosts of violent men, and explores the hauntingly beautiful journey of finding one's self. At the moment, Princess Moon is coaching the 2016 DISRUPT Slam Team of Tufts University while she completes her teaching artist residency with the Boston Teachers Union School.
Author City: BOSTON, MA USA