Poetry, chapbook, 28 pages, from Bottlecap Press.
ternura / tenderness is a collection of poems rooted in softness, corporeality, and questioning. The works explore the ways in which identity is shaped by others’ expectations. They engage with language, notions of guilt, and feelings of longing for the places we call home. In her debut chapbook, Sarah Sophia Yanni uses memory and emotion to traverse her family, her body, and her mixed culture.
Sarah Sophia Yanni is a half Egyptian / half Mexican writer in Los Angeles and is currently pursuing an MFA from the CalArts School of Critical Studies. Her work has been published in homonym journal, inbtwn mag, BUST, and others. ternura / tenderness is her first poetry collection. She lives on Instagram @sssaritahh or online at www.sarahsophiayanni.com.