Poetry. "Here are poems about papa and place. Poems about family history. Poems that rise from the casket with memories. The rooster turns its head to listen. There is something Dominican that is captured in the beak of each word as this woman moves among her people. She brings lines that are lush and filled with reminders. Yes — 'Someone has set the cat among the pigeons.'"—E. Ethelbert Miller
"The gods have bestowed a blessing on us in this radiant debut collection, LOVE LETTER TO AN AFTERLIFE. Above all else, these poems speak profoundly about survival and preservation of self and family, of language and culture, of memory and identity. These poems put in work, emboldening the many millions of us in the African diaspora in our determination to be, endure, and thrive in the new world. Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi, we sing your name."—Jeffery Renard Allen
Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi is the author of the poetry collection, LOVE LETTER TO AN AFTERLIFE (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Cold Mountain Review, Kweli, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Puerto de Sol, The Caribbean Writer, Wasafiri, and Witness. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Maryland and an MFA in Creative Writing from American University. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hartford where she teaches literature.
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