LIKE SUGAR is a mixtape launched from the frontlines of growing up queer and Puerto Rican in a world where straightness and whiteness embed the very language we speak. These exquisite poems reference pop culture and classic literature equally and lavishly. Cardi B and David Wojnarowicz do the shimmy through this book, as do Nina Simone and Arthur Rimbaud in a torrent of culture, camp, theatricality, and sass.
Poetry. Latinx Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. California Interest.
Roberto F. Santiago received an MSW from UC Berkeley and MFA from Rutgers University. His work has appeared in Apogee, Anomaly, Ninth Letter, and The Acentos Review. Roberto was awarded the Alfred C. Carey Prize and has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, CantoMundo, Community of Writers, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Lambda Literary Foundation. His debut collection, Angel Park (2015), appeared on the LA Times list of 23 Essential New Books by Latino Poets and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Roberto lives in San Francisco, where he works as a social worker and Editor-in-Chief of Sancocho Press, a queer and trans AfroLatinx imprint with Kórima Press. His debut album "Bu$$yCat" is now streaming on all major platforms.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA