Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné is a poet and visual artist from Trinidad and Tobago. She is the winner of the 2016 Wasafiri New Writing Prize in Poetry, the 2015 Hollick-Arvon Caribbean Writers’ Prize and the 2013 Small Axe Poetry Prize. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including The Caribbean Writer, Small Axe, Anthurium, Room Magazine and in the anthology Coming Up Hot: Eight New Poets from the Caribbean (Peekash Press, 2015).

Mama River

This river is not my mother. My mother is the red knot in my eye My mother is this necklace of beads and bone My mother is lichen, moss and undergrowth My mother is salt, tide and undertow My mother …

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