By Rachel Amaru, Co-founder of Good Trouble For Kids

We posted a complex poem of Elizabeth Acevedo’s on our Instagram feed a couple months ago that poet and editor Kevin Young included in the Library of America Anthology’s African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song. In this article, Acevedo describes the poems in her book Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths as “contemplations on Caribbean womanhood.” Acevedo’s identity as a Dominican-American author clearly shines in The Poet X, which while certainly a verse novel, is also a collection of stand-alone poetry. …

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