Andrea D. Price Publishes Poetry Chapbook Montongo Roads
Monticello, Arkansas, 2021 — In a poetry chapbook that captures her culture, Andrea D. Price carefully weaves her Black and rural experiences with social justice and hope. She gives a modern take on what it means to live in rural American while demolishing the fallacy that rural and urban experiences are not connected.
Montongo, Arkansas is the small community where Price grew up. Montongo Roads is her way of paying homage to the culture that influenced her worldview of community, empathy, justice, hope, and love.
“I take Montongo with me everywhere I go. I wrote Montongo Roads in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Writing grounded me and reminded me never to forget the lessons I learned on the dirt roads of my childhood community,” Price said.
Price acknowledges that the “Black in America” narrative is often associated with urban, but Black and rural experiences also need to be shared. She starts this book with some of her rural experiences, and then she moves to the pain she’s felt from racial injustice. She closes the book with poems filled with hope.
Price tells illuminating stories through her poetry style. Her poems have a distinct rhythm that is heavily influenced by the language she heard in Montongo.
Published by Bridge Builders Group, Montongo Roads opens with a poem with the same name. The book includes “The Lake,” a poem about rural gentrification, “Return,” a poem about American violence, and “In Spite of People,” a poem about resilience.
Montongo Roads is a 51-page poetry book. Available in paperback with a retail price of $12.95 and ebook for $8.99. ISBN 9780578769783. Published by Bridge Builders Group, LLC. Available now through all major retailers. For information or to request a review copy, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Montongo Roads is available for purchase at https://amzn.to/2MOwIGB
About the Author
Andrea D. Price is also the author of Everyday Prayers for Servant Leaders. Andrea, her husband, and two kids enjoy rural living and they currently raise chickens and crops. You can find more of her writings https://andrea-smithprice.medium.com/.