Porsha Olayiwola

BLACK: WRITER, PERFORMER, FUTURIST

Porsha Olayiwola is from the future! Black, poet, queer-dyke, hip-hop feminist, womanist: Porsha is a native of Chicago who now resides in Boston. Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the former artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary youth organization. Olayiwola is an MFA Candidate at Emerson College. Porsha Olayiwola is the author of i shimmer sometimes, too published by Button Poetry and is the current poet laureate for the city of Boston.

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Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas.

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i shimmer sometimes, too

$16.00 | Poetry | Button Poetry

These poems dip their hands into the fabric of black womanhood and revel in it. Shimmer establishes Olayiwola firmly in the lineage of black queer poetics, celebrating the work done by generations of poets from Audre Lorde to Danez Smith.

This is a book of gentle breaking and inventive reconstruction. A book of self  and community-care―the pursuit of building a world that will not only keep you alive but keep you joyful.

Balcones Poetry Prize Finalist.