Whitney is the founder and co-editor and of the nation-wide publication From the Root Zine and the successful workshop series Writing While Black, an initiative to develop a community of Black writers.
Margo LaPierre's first poetry collection, Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes (Guernica Editions, 2017) walks the landscape of mental illness and addiction with a focus on the journey forward. These poems illustrate a process of returning to oneself after a long and destructive vacation.
Québec author Carole David’s latest book is replete with startling imagery of nightmarish places in memory and imagination, a journey into an annihilation of the past and the personal. It raises disturbing spectres as David’s writing navigates horrors and hazards familiar to many women.
“This Will Be Good” is an honest and emotive exploration of girlhood, the pressures of adolescence, and the attempt to find solace. But what struck me most was her framing of eating disorders within deep social and personal mechanisms.