Poetry: Even the Milky Way is Undocumented by Amy Shimshon-Santo


Amy Shimshon-Santo says that her new poetry collection, Even the Milky Way is Undocumented, is a testament to the lost, the loved, the courageous.

The collection includes the viral poems “no (no. 10)” which has been used by educators to teach personal consent to students. Pushcart Award nominee, Shimshon-Santo is a writer and educator from Dogtown, a place in Los Angeles that no longer exists. She says that this collection speaks to a moment in history framed by crises in public health and public culture.

“Poetry is designed for the subtle work of liberation,” the author said in an interview with Frontier Poetry. Placeholder Press in the United Kingdom describes her work as having “seemingly effortless mastery that can only come from meticulous and dedicated work” and calls her poems “companions for all of us, lost and afraid in a time of crisis.” ◊

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