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The poems in this second edition of Thirty Dollars and a Bowl of Soup are celebrations and lamentations about womanhood, motherhood, teaching, identity, oppression and justice, loss and love, and they attempt to grapple with challenges that run the gamut from Flint to fibroids with wit, humor, sensitivity, grace, and productive defiance. New poems such as “For the Record”, a tribute to Billie Holliday, have joined the original work.

"Thirty Dollars and A Bowl Soup" by Carla M. Cherry

  • Carla M. Cherry is a native of the Bronx, NY. A graduate of Spelman College, New YorkUniversity, and Lehman College, she has been teaching in the New York City public schoolssince 1996. Her poetry has appeared in various publications, including Anderbo, Eunoia Review,Dissident Voice, Random Sample Review, Firefly Magazine, Picaroon Poetry, StreetlightPress,MemoryHouse, Bop Dead City, Ariel Chart, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Racket, and RaisingMothers. She has published four other books of poetry through iiPublishing: Gnat Feathers andButterfly Wings, Thirty Dollars and a Bowl of Soup, Honeysuckle Me, and Stardust and Skin. Sheis an M.F.A. candidate in Creative Writing at the City College of New York.

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