[11/05/24] Silva, Dorsía Smith: In Inheritance of Drowning

[11/05/24] Silva, Dorsía Smith: In Inheritance of Drowning

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CavanKerry Press, Limited, paperback

Publication Date: November 5, 2024

Publisher Marketing: A memorable debut collection that explores colonial and generational trauma. In this striking debut, Dorsía Smith Silva explores the devastating effects of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, highlighting the natural world, the lasting impact of hurricanes, and the marginalization of Puerto Ricans. These poems also focus on the multiple sites of oppression in the United States, especially the racial, social, and political injustices that occur every day. Smith Silva writes with a powerful, gripping voice, confronting the "drowning" of disenfranchised communities as they are displaced, exploited, and robbed of their identities, but remain resilient. Written with unflinching language and vivid imagery, In Inheritance of Drowning reveals the many facets of the lives of marginalized people.