Yesenia Montilla

Mistake House: Here at Mistake House Magazine, we see home as multidimensional, not always confined to one location. A number of the poems in The Pink Box such as “Magnetic” and “Sappho in New York” place the reader in very specific locations within New York City. In “Raise” you write that “home and homeland are not …

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Yesenia Montilla

Invasion Prevention                                       The next time I let tongues roam my body whose ancestors never knew                Lucumí Yoruba, Taino or another Arawakan spilling out their mouth         …

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Yesenia Montilla

My process changed a lot once I found community. The art of writing is so solitary; when you find a group of folks that have similar writing stamina to you, that you can share your work with and that give you honest feedback, the world seems less lonely. I’ve been so lucky to be friends …

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Yesenia Montilla

Yesenia Montilla is an Afro-Latina poet and a daughter of immigrants. She received her MFA from Drew University in poetry and poetry in translation. She is a CantoMundo graduate fellow and a 2020 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. Her work has been published in Poem-a-Day from the Academy of American Poets, Prairie Schooner, …

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