• Youth Speaks Anthology 'Between My Body and the Air'

Youth Speaks Anthology 'Between My Body and the Air'

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a published collection of poems or other pieces of writing.

"Between My Body and the Air" is a collection of poems by young voices from the Bay Area and beyond pushing us to think deeply about our COVID-clad world and the structural violence impacting our communities even before the pandemic hit.

We chose the title, "Between My Body and the Air" because it reflected a question that each of these young authors addresses in their own way: what does it mean to navigate the world in this body, where even the air has finally turned against me? We believe in the power and necessity of youth voice.

That is why, in addition to reading the text of each piece, this anthology allows you to access a recording of each poem so you can hear the authors speak it from their own mouths. Some of these poems are songs!

Some of these poems were recorded from a phone propped up on a counter with their bedrooms unfurling around them. And some are mural decorated, their voices mixing with the bustle of their cities, as captured by family or friend's loving hand.

However you choose to crack this anthology open, promise to listen close because the next generation speaks for itself.


Pre-orders will be accepted between 4/1/23 and 4/30/23.

Orders will be fulfilled the week of 4/17/23 and 5/8/23. Please keep shipping timelines in mind when placing your orders.

 Once pre-orders have closed, all orders will be shipped out the week of 12/12/22.

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