be/trouble by bridgette bianca


ISBN: 978-1951628017
124 pages
Release Date: February 15, 2020

Writ Large Press

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i have never wanted to kill myself but i have
always been keenly aware
that i
could die any day
i have
always been sure something was trying
to kill me

This is the Los Angeles not shown on television and movies: the everyday minituatea of Black Angeleno life. If you’re lucky enough to be a part of it then you know this heritage was handed from one generation to the next.

bridgette bianca moves beyond witness and holds us accountable in the harsh-tender way we do when we love someone, but love ourselves more. White and institutional nonsense, beware. This collection is essential to understanding what it means to be alive in the United States of America in 2019.

–Sara Borjas, Heart Like a Window Mouth Like a Cliff

bridgette bianca is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles. She is one half of the literary curating team, Making Room for Black Women, with Sanura Williams of My Lit Box. bridgette bianca’s work as a writer and an educator seeks to serve the people and moments most forget or ignore.