In this episode, meet poets Robin Coste Lewis, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, Phillip B. Williams, author of Mutiny, and Elisabet Velasquez, author of When We Make It. Step into the recording booth and learn how these authorsâ€™ books of poetry and a novel-in-verse came to be. Plus, hear what each writer learned about themselves during the recording process.
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Winner of the National Book Award! Voyage of the Sable Venus is a stunning poetry debut: a triptych that begins and ends with lyric poems considering the roles desire and race play in the construction of the self.
When We Make It is a unforgettable debut young adult novel-in-verse that redefines what it means to â€śmake it.â€ť
â€śThe energy. The clarity. The beauty. Elisabet Velasquez brings it allâ€¦Her voice is FIRE!â€ť—New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson
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