Naked: The Rhythm and Groove of It. The Depth and Length to It.
By Nastashia Minto
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In this poetic memoir, Nastashia Minto strips herself of who she used to be and gives readers permission to see her naked. Exploring topics of family, faith, race, sexuality, abuse, love, and identity, Minto’s words dig up rootbound emotions in need of better soil. This collection welcomes difficult conversations and allows space for unboxing uncertainties. By making herself transparent on the page, Minto inspires readers to become naked too.
About the Author: Nastashia Minto is an African American woman who was born in South Georgia and raised there by her grandparents. She grew up in poverty and around drugs, alcohol, and family violence. Her life experiences led her to obtain an associate’s degree in occupational therapy and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has been writing since she was nine years old and has found that her writing offers her another way to help people. Currently residing in Portland, Oregon, she has been a featured at many popular local reading series, including Unchaste Readers, Grief Rites, and Incite. Her writing has been published in SUSAN and in the Unchaste Anthology, volume III.
Prasie for Naked
“When a singular voice emerges you can feel it in your whole body. Your bones ring like tuning forks and your heart leaps a beat or two. That’s the kind of voice rising from Nastashia Minto’s book Naked.”
—Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan and The Misfit’s Manifesto
“Nastashia Minto has written a book at once a love letter and a riot song. Her poetry brims with wisdom centuries deep, at times sage and bold, at times sly and sexy, and at all times loving and illuminating.”
—Reema Zaman, author of I am Yours
Minto’s nascent voice is filled with ardor for poetic form, both inherited and invented, and blends visceral narrative storytelling with a rhyme-master’s heart.
—Shayla Lawson, author of I Think I’m Ready to See Frank Ocean