Arisa White chosen as one of Jane Wong’s books for discussion for Poetry Society of America

Who’s Your Daddy
Arisa White

“When I read the line “Am I the site of abandonment?” in Arisa White’s Who’s Your Daddy, I felt something unmoored within me rattle. I found White’s book after writing my memoir (which engages my absent father), and I so badly wish I had this book with me during the writing process. Hybrid poetry and memoir, Who’s Your Daddy moves with narrative and evocative intensity—negotiating White’s estranged relationship with her father through Guyanese proverbs, Shango dreams, and ancestral voices. I underlined nearly every sentence…”

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