The Poetry Project


Yesenia Montilla & Funto Omojola

© Ivanna Baranova

“I wish maps would be without borders & that we belonged to no one & to everyone at once,” Yesenia Montilla writes. Yesenia Montilla and Funto Omojola write poems like maps that turn and twist and grow, that are rapturous and protean, as transformative as the brightest spells, visionary as day breaking on a world that spins in complex love.

With guest introductions from Sheila Maldonado and Sawako Nakayasu.


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