Georgetown, Kentucky, December, 2013 – Finishing Line Press proudly announces the publication of She Called Me Girlee, a chapbook by Zorida Mohammed. The book is available through the publisher’s web site; please visit www.finishinglinepress.com for additional information and ordering.
What others are saying about She called Me Girlee:
“Mohammed describes a place that is both timeless and present, in a clear-eyed way. The specificity of these poems locates them solidly in a lush Trinidad while they simultaneously and lightly take wing with Childhood imagination’s indomitability. These are poems of memory but are generous poems too, and Mohammed’s gift to us is that she allows us to see for ourselves. These poems are full of love and hope, even for a time when ‘There are no boot straps to pull up. There is no boot.’”
—Matt Rohrer, Author of Destroyer and Preserver.
“Zorida Mohammed has the rare gift of privileged access to her own thoughts, combined with the equally refined talent for sharing this access. This accessibility is so inviting and engaging that we enter her world freely as well
as let it into ourselves. With this collection of poems on the desk, an exciting journey becomes possible every morning.”
—Philip Nikolayev, Co-Editor in Chief at Fulcrum
“Zorida is not an anecdotal poet. She is a storyteller with a rich life to pull from. Read these poems and the difference will be clear to you.”
—Don Zirilli, Editor at Now Culture.
About the author: Zorida Mohammed was born in Trinidad and immigrated to the US in 1968. Her poems have been published in Fulcrum #6 and # 7, Atlanta Review, Folio, The Dirty Goat, Apalachee Review, Compass Rose, Bayou, The Distillery, Quercus Review, The Caribbean Writer and many others. Zorida Mohammed won a NJ State of the Arts Grant for her manuscript Shanty Town.