Hurrah's Nest (Cedar Tick Natural History Chapbook) (Paperback)

By Arisa White

Virtual Artists Collective, 9780944048016, 80pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2012



A vivid and varied collection that addresses family loyalties, dysfunction, violence, and differences, Hurrah's Nest is White's imaginative and emotionally honest exploration of growing up the second oldest, first daughter of seven siblings. Childhood experiences are looked at with rawness, sensitivity, and crafted with precision: be it the cutting of her dreadlocks, mother's abortion, drug trafficking, or her sister's developmental disability, the language is tender and startling. Hurrah's Nest-from the confusion of our lives-asks us to make meaning and good from what we've bargained and haven't bargained for.