UA Poetry Center, UA Creative Writing Program
Aisha Sabatini Sloan, an alumna of the UA MFA Creative Writing program, reads from her book-length essay Borealis (2021). In this excerpt from the book, Sabatini Sloan details her travel to Homer, Alaska, and how the stark landscape interacts with her identity as a Black, queer woman. Sabatini Sloan's writing also incorporates references to pop culture and Black artists. This reading was originally given alongside Cara Blue Adams and Alberto Ríos to celebrate the MFA program's 50th anniversary.
by Kate Bernheimer
Differs from published version.
Sabatini Sloan, Aisha. Borealis. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2021, pp. 1-12.