Flose Boursiquot hits the scene with her first published body of work and it makes Amazon’s #1 Hot New Release in Caribbean + Latin American Poetry for a full week.
Close Your Eyes, Now Breathe is the author’s introduction to independent published work. It offers content that is defiant, pained, evocative, visceral, and emotionally vibrant. Flose’s creative work covers everything from childhood sexual trauma, politics, love, loss to nature. The pieces range from long to short, some serving as musical interludes and others embody her spoken word roots.
When asked to speak about her project, Flose glows but beneath her smile is seriousness about what readers can expect. “For me, this book is about coming to terms with pain. When people see me they imagine my life to be full of sunshine because I’m generally a happy person, but I’ve been through some tough stuff. Close Your Eyes, Now Breathe is about claiming all of that, even the uncomfortable. I want this book to start discussions and turn people’s pain into healing in the way poetry does for me.”
Flose is a 24-year-old Haitian American whose roots fuel her colorful poetry. Flose is a self-proclaimed palm tree dancing in the Florida sun, dreaming of the New York chill she has known all her youth. She is a product of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communication and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Her journey has taken her from Spring Valley, New York to Miami and Delray Beach, Florida, moving people both through community organizing and through poetry.
Flose will hold her first book reading for Close Your Eyes, Now Breathe, at Wrythe Studio on 544 Park Avenue #411, Brooklyn, NY, 11205 on February 4th, 2017 from 1-4p.m. Tickets for Flose’s intimate book reading are available on eventbrite under the title CYENB Book Release.