Poetry, chapbook, 24 pages, from Bottlecap Features.
At its red, pulsing heart, Daughtersong is an elegy to hurt, dissecting performative femininity, generational trauma, and girlhood.
"Through fresh, meaty imagery and incandescent stanzas, Solis leads her readers through fields of plum trees, solemn rivers of silver water, and a dollar tree soaked bittersweet, places where everything hinges so tenderly on family and grief and womanhood and memory and the meaning of it all. In other words, these poems don't scream into the void—they sing. Undoubtedly, in the coming years, Carina Solis will be a name to look out for 'again and again.'"
–Fiona Lu, author of How to Become the God of Small Things (Map Literary)
"Daughtersong chronicles a family and a girlhood across a stunning and lush landscape of language. Precociously wise and well-made, these works resonated and called to me with their poetic invention and depth of feeling. Each poem holds its own with a singular ambition and willingness to experiment, and at the same time the poems work in concert to create a window into a young life and her legacy. Carina Solis possesses a great gift and a unique voice. I cannot wait to see where her enormous talent takes her.”
–Robin Messing, author of Holding Not Having (Kattywompus Press) and Serpent in the Garden of Dreams (The Permanent Press)
Carina Solis is an African American writer living in Villa Rica, Georgia. She has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, The National Poetry Quarterly, The New York Times, and others. Her work appears in Gone Lawn, The Heavy Feather Review, HAD and elsewhere. When not writing, she spends her time listening to soft pop music and re-reading The Bluest Eye.