Latorial Faison is an American poet and author whose poetry emerges from the depths of history. Her words have been known to prolifically testify of bold experiences. As an African American woman raised by her grandparents in the rural south, Faison's poetry hones in on experiences that are historical and traditional as well as contemporary social and spiritual norms.
Faison's poetic conscience runs the gamut of education and politics as she confronts issues dealing with gender, race, and equality. A native of Southampton County, Virginia, once a bedrock of the segregated south, Faison writes from a perspective that is honest, inspiring, profound, and empowering.
Faison is the author of ten books: The Marriage Bed, I AM WOMAN, flesh, LOVE POEMS, Kendall's Golf Lesson, Secrets of My Soul, Immaculate Perceptions & 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History: Volumes 1-3. Faison has been published in various literary journals, magazines, anthologies, collaborative projects, and initiatives in the United States and abroad.
Most recently, her work has appeared in Obsidian, About Place Journal, Black Girl Seeks, The Chattahoochee Review, Mandala Journal, Kalyani Magazine, and Blackberry: a magazine.
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With Mother to Son, Faison reminds all, especially her own sons to whom the book is dedicated, why we must rise above our greatest tragedies, our deepest pains. We can't give up this fight that is so increasingly laced with…