Providencia

A Book of Poems

Sean Frederick Forbes

Providencia

Sean Frederick Forbes

Distributed for 2Leaf Press

Introduction by V. Penelope Pelizzon
104 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $16.99 ISBN: 9781940939018 Published October 2013
E-book $6.99 ISBN: 9781940939025 Published October 2013
PROVIDENCIA, Sean Frederick Forbes’ debut poetry collection, offers deeply personal poetry that digs beneath the surface of family history and myth. This coming of age narrative traces the experience of a gay, mixed-race narrator who confronts the traditions of his parents’ and grandparents’ birthplace: the seemingly idyllic island of Providencia, Colombia against the backdrop of his rough and lonely life in Southside Jamaica, Queens. These lyric poems open doors onto a third space for the speaker, one that does not isolate or hinder his sexual, racial, and artistic identities. Written in both free verse and traditional poetic forms, PROVIDENCIA conjures numerous voices, images, and characters to explore the struggles of self-discovery.
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