After ten years of performing her spoken word poetry, Ariana Brown gathers her favorite poems to return to in her chapbook Sana Sana. With a tender and critical voice, she explores Black girlhood, the possibilities of queerness, finding your people, and trying to survive capitalism. All are explored as acts of different kinds of love—for self, for lovers, for family, for community. Brown’s collection refuses singularity, insisting on the specificity of her own life and studies. As she writes toward her own healing, Brown asks readers to participate in the ceremony by serving as witnesses. Sana Sana, colita de rana, si no sana hoy, sana en la mañana.
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LET US BE ENOUGH
Ariana Brown's debut poetry EP, featuring nine of her most popular poems set to music. Listen to Ariana perform "Invocation," "Supremacy," and the single "Ode to Thrift Stores" set to instrumentals produced and mixed by Tucson-based artists DJQ and PSYPIRITUAL. Watch the music video for "Ode to Thrift Stores" to get a taste of the EP. Stream the entire EP or download for later listening. A project two years in the making, LET US BE ENOUGH is perfect for chill car rides, study/work music, and works through themes of navigating patriarchy, Blackness, relationships, and the spiritual.