Bronx Migrations

Michelle M. Tokarczyk‘s Bronx Migrations chronicles in poetry the story of a young white girl and her family moving from the Bronx in the 1960s and of the Bronx she never left behind. Her piercingly honest personal story is juxtaposed with the historical forces — planned neighborhood destruction, arson, the drug epidemic — that ravaged the borough. Yet the borough’s resilience, manifested in the birth of hip hop, spoken word poetry, and community acts of resistance — also makes its powerful presence known in this compelling collection. The many voices in this book are sometimes angry, sometimes frightened, sometimes determined; but they are always voices that demand our attention. – Cherry Castle Publishing

Coming in the summer of 2016 to CCP — where words grow mighty trees — –

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