Plantains and Our Becoming by Melania Luisa Marte
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How does an author use poetry to explore her identity, culture, and ancestry? In this episode, we delve deep into the poetic landscape with Melania Luisa Marte, author of the debut poetry collection, “Plantains and Our Becoming.” Melania shares her enthusiasm for poetry, the thought process behind her book, and the significance of cultural symbols in her work.
BOOKS MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW
BOOKS READ, LOVED, AND WOULD NOW RECOMMEND
- Neruda on the Park by Cleyvis Natera (Amazon or Bookshop)
- My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Amazon or Bookshop)
- The Mountain Is You by Brianna Wiest (Amazon or Bookshop)
- In Our Shoes by Brianna Holt (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head by Warsan Shire (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Girls That Never Die by Safia Elhillo (Amazon or Bookshop)
BOOKS ON THE TBR STACK
ABOUT MELANIA LUISA MARTE
Melania Luisa Marte is an American writer, poet, and musician from New York living between Dallas and The Dominican Republic. Marte’s poetry explores her Caribbean roots, intersectionality, and self-love. Her most viral poem “Afro-Latina” was featured by Instagram on their IG TV for National Poetry Month and has garnered over 9 million views. Her work has also been featured across numerous platforms.
Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle