ARIANA BROWN is an Afromexicana poet from San Antonio, Texas, with a B.A. in African Diaspora Studies and Mexican American Studies from UT Austin. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and a 2014 collegiate national poetry slam champion. Ariana is an alum of Brave New Voices, an avocado aficionado, and "part-time curandera." Her work is published or forthcoming in Nepantla, Huizache, African Voices, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and ¡Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets from Arte Público Press. She is currently earning an MFA in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Ariana Brown, ISSUES

March/April 2017 Issue, BOAAT

 

POEMS

Nylon, Black, ‘72