SONIA FARMER is the founder of Poinciana Paper Press. Her work often engages with contemporary Bahamian society through the lens of history and mythology, specifically in the realms of feminism and the tourism industry. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout Nassau including at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Doongalik Studios, The Hub, & the Central Bank Art Gallery. Her poetry has won the 2011 Prize in the Small Axe Literary Competition and has appeared in Tongues of the Ocean: Words and Writing from the Islands, The Caribbean Writer, Poui, the WomanSpeak Journal, and Moko Magazine. She holds a BFA in Writing from Pratt institute and is currently pursuing her MFA in Book Arts at The University of Iowa.
Chapbooks are magic. For those who read them, for those who publish them, for those whose work lives in themwe know this to be true. How exactly to pinpoint that magic or break it down, well, that would be revealing the trick. But even if we could, chapbooks aren’t objects to be explained.