NYQ Books, 9781630450212, 96pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
ATTRAVERSIAMO, Monique Ferrell's third collection of poetry, is an examination of a life in progress. It includes twenty-seven new poems that focus on the importance and impact of living within a skin that is both Black and female. Readers will find poetry that revisits local, national, and international tragedies; discussions about the power, "privilege," and pain of living as a woman in America; and an examination of what it means to survive, stand up, and willingly walk through to the other side. ATTRAVERSIAMO is a poetic discussion about transformation and why survival, thoughtful consideration, and life matter.