Little Red Tree, 2014
Winner of the 2013 Vernice Quebodeaux Pathways Poetry Prize for Women
Suzanne Ondrus’ debut chapbook, Passion Seeds, is a love story of an American woman and a Burkinabe man that addresses intercultural and interracial love. Poet Michael Harteis writes, “Ondrus contemplates how love ‘seeds bring invisible to visible.’ The poems trace a history of transcontinental desire from Burkina Faso, to Benin, to Russia, to Ohio; they dispel the notion that we live in a post-racial world. Ondrus shows how racism and prejudice are some of our invisible seeds. Love and desire become an invisible power that can transcend the space between America and Burkina Faso.”
Available now from Little Red Tree Publishing.