Fort Red Border, Kiki Petrosino
A suite of poems called "Valentine," a putative love affair with Robert Redford, and poems about dreads, the human tongue, and the way Italians carry babies. Petrosino's poems scout a new path, steamrolling even the taboos of her generation.
Kiki Petrosino is the author of Hymn for the Black Terrific (Sarabande, 2013) and the co-editor of Transom, an independent online poetry journal. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, FENCE, Jubilat, Gulf Coast, and The New York Times. Petrosino teaches creative writing at the University of Louisville.