In the months following Hurricane Maria’s passage over Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican poets, translators, book artists, & editors Erica Mena, Raquel Salas Rivera, Ricardo Maldonado & Carina del Valle Schorske came together to curate poetry as a response to the disaster. This book is the result. Fort Puerto Rican poets presented bilingually, some for the first time, are collected here from across the island and the diaspora, and brought into the conversation with one another in these pages.
Still, we feel new incantations of something primal in us, allied by our hurricane grief, disordered, but sentient of how we are related, neighbors, iguanas, honey bees, bats, birds, trees, islands.
What is possible now? Can we do some things differently now?
Including: Raquel Albarrán, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Paola Capó-García, Andrés Cerpa, Loretta Collins Klobah, Andrew Colorusso, Kenneth Cumba, Joey De Jesus, Nicole Delgado, José Ernesto Delgado González, Luis Díaz, Abdiel Echevarría, Martín Espada, Kenning JP García, Adriana Garriga-López, Elisa González, Cindy Jiménez Vera, Gegman Lee, Yara Liceaga, Claritza Maldonado, Ricardo Maldonado, Jennifer Mccauley, Erica Mena, Lara Mimosa Montes, Urayoán Noel, Luis Othoniel, Mara Pastor, Ana Portnoy, Rubén Ramos Colón, Katerina Ramos-Jordán, Yolanda Rivera Castillo, Shey Rivera Ríos, Pó Rodil, Gaddiel Francisco Ruis Rivera, Raquel Salas Rivera, Spenser Santos, Nicole Sealey, Vincent Toro, Xavier Valcárcel, Natalia Villarán.