Profile: Natasha Carrizosa

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In this episode, Melody Soto talks to award-winning poet and self-described MexiAfricana Natasha Carrizosa.

Willie Perdomo, he had this poem called Nigger Reecan Blues in this book called Where a Nickel Costs a Dime. And when I read that book, I was like: ‘Wow, I haven’t seen English and Spanish, and culture and music, and rice and beans—not like, I haven’t seen that.’ And I reached out to him—you know, to tell him about his poem, and he said: ‘I’ve never met a MexiAfricana before.’ And it was then, I was like: ‘Oh, that’s what I am.’

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