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be/trouble is, in many respects, a love letter to Los Angeles. Even when the city isn't formally mentioned, it is always in the backdrop, always present, and we are always aware that Los Angeles offers as much danger as it does glamour as much grit as beauty. This is the Los Angeles not shown on television and movies: the everyday minituatea of Black Angeleno life. If you' ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published February 15th 2020 by The Accomplices
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The first time I heard bridgette bianca read her poetry I was blown away and immediately needed to find out where to hear her next. I've been waiting for her debut be/trouble which speaks truth to South Central LA and Black America and is a testament for the rest of us to sit with and learn from. In freedom, bianca memorializes and honors Kalief Browder who died prematurely at the hands of our injustice system. Throughout be/trouble, bianca holds her experience as a proud Black woman, always awa ...more