Episode 47: Kiki Petrosino

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Kiki Petrosino's poem "Prelude."

Participant(s) Bio

Poet Kiki Petrosino was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of an African American mother and an Italian American father. She earned a BA from the University of Virginia, an MA in humanities from the University of Chicago, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of Fort Red Border (2009), Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013), Witch Wife (2017), and White Blood: a Lyric of Virginia (2020).

Source: ThePoetryFoundation.org