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Elizabeth Acevedo

Dominican Author Elizabeth Acevedo’s ‘The Poet X’ An Ode To Black Latinas: Interview

Girls who never saw ourselves on bookshelves, but were still writing poems when we talked. And we’ve been called teeth-sucking, of snapping eyes, born bitter, brittle, of…

The Only Poem You Need To Arm Yourself With In Trump’s America

In a recent video by Mitu, Dominican poet Elizabeth Acevedo, who we’ve interviewed here, performs her gripping piece, “What I Learned To Be True” while visiting…

Poet Elizabeth Acevedo On Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Matter To Latinos

The cry for “Black Lives Matter” continues to echo throughout the nation in the wake of the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, but Afro-Dominican…