Sana Sana: Reading & Interview on Poetic Practice and Healing with Ariana Brown by Center for Race & Gender published on 2021-03-16T22:10:32Z March 11, 2021 - CRG Arts & Humanities Event We invites you to listen to a special event hosted by CRG’s Arts and Humanities Initiative Research Scholar, Alán Pelaez Lopez, "Sana Sana: Reading & Interview on Poetic Practice and Healing with Ariana Brown." Ariana Brown is a queer Black Mexican American poet from the Southside of San Antonio, Texas. Ariana holds a B.A. in African Diaspora Studies and Mexican American Studies from UT Austin as well as an MFA in Poetry from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes and a 2014 national collegiate poetry slam champion. She has been writing, performing, and teaching poetry for ten years. Ariana’s work investigates queer Black personhood, affirmation and care for Black gender marginalized people, and loneliness. In January 2020, Ariana released Sana Sana, her debut poetry chapbook from Game Over Books. She has also recorded a digital EP titled LET US BE ENOUGH, available on Bandcamp.