Aline Mello is a writer and editor living in Atlanta. She’s an immigrant from Brazil who spends much of her time volunteering with immigrant students, and caring for canine best friends. She is an Undocupoet fellow and her work has been published or is forthcoming in On She Goes, St. Sucia, Saint Katherine Review and elsewhere.
“Election” by Emily Perez and “What Was the Passion Fruit Called Before Europeans Renamed It” by Aline Mello investigate how language can both illuminate and obscure the structures of violence we find ourselves living within.
This week we start off our series “This Work Will Take Dancing”: Latinx Poetry from the Southern U.S. with two stunning poems: “The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez” by Iliana Rocha, and “After Long Distance Phone Calls” by Aline Mello.