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WHO'S YOUR DADDY by Arisa White (March 1, Augury Books)

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Guest Lauren Cerand

I'm a publicist working with Arisa White, author of Who's Your Daddy, a lyrical, genre-bending coming-of-age tale featuring a queer, Black, Guyanese American woman who, while seeking to define her own place in the world, negotiates an estranged relationship with her father. Early praise:


"This beautifully, honestly conceived genius of a book shook me to the core.”

 —Dara Wier


"What she gives us are archives, allegories, and wholly new songs.”

Terrance Hayes


“In these crisply narrative poems, which unreel like heart-wrenching fragments of film, Arisa White not only names that gaping chasm between father and daughter, but graces it with its true and terrible face."

Patricia Smith


Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow and an assistant professor of creative writing at Colby College. She is the author of four books, including the poetry collection You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, and coauthor of Biddy Mason Speaks Up, winner of the Maine Literary Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for Middle-Grade Nonfiction. She serves on the board of directors for Foglifter and Nomadic Press. Find her at arisawhite.com. 


Who's Your Daddy (links to publisher's page)
Arisa White

Augury Books
March 1, 2021
Poetry / Memoir / New Adult

138 pages, ISBN: 9781936767618 

Distributed by SPD and Ingram



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