FlowerSong Books nurtures essential verse from the borderlands. A division of VAO Publishing, the imprint is named for the Nahuatl phrase in xōchitl in cuīcatl—literally “the flower, the song,” a kenning for “poetry.”
The first poetry book from one of the most distinctive voices in South Texas, Unwoven is an unflinchingly honest exploration of Chicana womanhood along the border, a scattering of quetzal feathers and jade that celebrate the achingly lovely paradox of life on the edges and in the middle. Playful, artful, and wholly memorable, these poems prove Erika Garza-Johnson deserving of her enduring moniker: La Poeta Power.
With Unwoven, VAO Publishing launches its new FlowerSong Books imprint, dedicated to the publication of fantastic poetry from the borderlands.