Dear Outsiders by Jenny Sadre-Orafai
University of Akron Press, March 2023
The prose poems in Dear Outsiders by Jenny Sadre-Orafai explore how we are part of and stranger to our environments and to our families and how identities form by where and who we come from. Told through two siblings’ perspectives of the loss of their parents, the book is a map of isolation, longing, and what it means to be deserted and alive. Sadre-Orafai is an Iranian Mexican American poet and writer. She is the co-author of Book of Levitations and the author of Malak and Paper, Cotton, Leather. Her poetry and prose have appeared in numerous literary magazines. She co-founded Josephine Quarterly and teaches creative writing at Kennesaw State University.
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