Raya Tuffaha, Poet, Author of TO ALL THE YELLOW FLOWERS (March 2020)

Raya Tuffaha

To All the Yellow Flowers is a narrative poetry collection that tells a story of healing and understanding. It’s about learning to rebuild, to rekindle. Raya Tuffaha’s poetry mostly focuses on parallels: those we cannot fully draw, those we do not wish to see, and all the ones between. She tackles questions of Palestinian-American and Muslim identity, mental illness, queerness, femininity, diaspora, belonging, heritage, and the language we use to discuss it all. Most importantly, Tuffaha strives to honor those who came before her as she writes her own future into existence.  *

*From  "2020 Forthcoming Poetry Books by Queer People of Color"  Shades Literary Arts, 1/11/2020