Microscopes swivel and flowers spread as the poet wrestles with a spectrum of growing pains. These coming-of-age poems draw inspiration equally from science textbooks and fairy tales. As the final poem prays, “I will see the moon and morning and know”. Branches explores what it means to live to the next day, and the next, before we fully understand what we are surviving.
“It’s raw and honest and she doesn’t hold back, which to me is exactly what poetry should be.”—Odyssey Online
Edited by Safia Elhillo. Cover design by Cassidy Trier. Interior layout by Ian DeLucca.
60 pages, softcover (matte), 5.5 x 8.5 inches.