We chat with Alyssa Matuchniak to talk healing, discovery, and being a voice in a fractured America.
Alyssa Matuchniak is a Southern Californian emerging on the poetry scene. A second-generation biracial American--the daughter of an Indian mother and an English-Polish father--she's an English teacher in the Greater Los Angeles area. She's not sure if she's a poet yet, but she's working on it. Her debut book of poetry, "Small Wars, Little Revolutions," was published and released by World Stage Press in May of 2018. Her work deals primarily with questions on mixed-race identity, the space of the female body, and the meaning of home. Her poems have also previously appeared in Black Napkin Press.
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Composed and Produced by Derrick Engoy
Introduction by Kevin Horton