On culinary connections to our cultures.
Shyanne Figueroa Bennett is a Brooklyn, NY, poet with roots in Panama, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. In her poetry, Shyanne explores the intersections of black womanhood, Latinidad, fragmentary oral and historical narratives, spirituality, and the metamorphosis of language across diaspora landscapes. Her work is published or forthcoming in Green Mountains Review, Oversound, The Acentos Review and The New York Quarterly, among other places. She is a Girls Write Now mentor and mentee alumna. She earned her Master in Fine Arts in Poetry Writing from Columbia University, where she was a recipient of a Chair’s Fellowship and a Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship.
Smoke rises, hot metal searing each rebellious strand.