Featuring a collection of concepts pulled through in story form, memoirist Ra Avis gently calls for happiness in a time of healing. The book is decorated with sign board images and handscribed doodles constantly reaffirming the message that you are loved.
Sack Nasty: Prison Poetry
In this compilation of poetry and prose centered around author Ra Avis’ time incarcerated, a story is built on the edges and principles of a prison environment, rather than centered on the author’s journey itself. These true stories from 438 days of incarceration are about the illusion of dignity, the malleability of justice, and the fluidity (and fluids) of the human condition.
Flowers and Stars
Some things stay still, and others move forward, and all things do both. Listen to the little flower and the big star learn how to gently say goodbye. Illustrated by Joshua P. Stroder and written by Ra Avis, this short book is all about inevitable transitions.
How to Survive Quarantine : Getting Unstuck when you’re Stuck Inside published by Liberal Arts Collective (2020), A Teenager’s Guide to Feminism by Pear Shaped Press (2020), Red Shift 5 by Arroyo Seco Press (2020).
Short list for the Montreal Poetry Prize 2020, Finalist for the Rita Dove Prize in Poetry 2020 & 2019, BlogHer Voices of the Year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2017, Because We’re Poets Championship 2013, Featured by WordPress.com via Freshly Pressed or Discovered over 25 times.