Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths
Finalist, Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest, 2015
Honorable Mention, The Eric Hoffer Chapbook Award, 2017
Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths is a collection of folkloric poems centered on the historical, mythological, gendered, and geographic experiences of a first-generation American woman. From the border in the Dominican Republic to the bustling streets of New York City, Acevedo considers how some bodies must walk through the world as beastly beings. How these forgotten myths are both blessing and a birthright.