To be forced to speak in the language of the colonist, the language of the oppressor, while also carrying within us the storm of Jamaican patois, we live under a constant hurricane of our doubleness....more
Monica Sok discusses her award-winning poetry chapbook Year Zero, her interest in Southeast Asian history, and living in isolation. ...more
Laura Cresté is a writer from Rutherford, NJ. She holds an MFA in Poetry from NYU and a BA from Bennington College. She is the winner of Breakwater Review's Peseroff Prize, and her work has appeared in Tinderbox, Powder Keg, Phantom, and Bodega. She blogs monthly at Ploughshares.