Cape Verdean poet to visit Mattapoisett Library

Apr 9, 2018

On Tuesday, April 10, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host Shauna Barbosa, author of the newly published "Cape Verdean Blues." Barbosa will read excerpts from her poetry at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served during the reading.

The description of Barbosa's poetry collection on reads:

"The speaker in Cape Verdean Blues is an oracle walking down the street. Shauna Barbosa interrogates encounters and the weight of their space. Grounded in bodily experience and the phenomenology of femininity, this collection provides a sense of Cape Verdean identity. It uniquely captures the essence of “Sodade,” as it refers to the Cape Verdean American experience, and also the nostalgia and self-reflection one navigates through relationships lived, lost, and imagined. And its layers of unusual imagery and sound hold the reader in their grip."