Leda's Daughters (Paperback)
In K. Avvirin Berlin's debut collection, Leda's Daughters, the lives of working women are spun by able hands into myth. These are salt-of-the-earth poems that traverse and transgress the temporal, re-envisioning African American and Native American women's history as a history of poetics. Like the capacious minds of the women it celebrates, the collection moves between the classical and modern worlds, calling out for affiliation and seeking the elusive place where the beloved dwells. These poems bear witness to the minutiae and small miracles that make up laboring women's lives. Winner of the 2023 Jean Feldman Poetry Award from the Washington Writers' Publishing House.