"Morrison chooses her words expertly, bringing a sense of beauty and longing to every situation, even those that prove heart-breaking and difficult for her. . . Morrison is a keen observer of her situation, even while being so changed by it, and because of that, she brings a unique sense of compassion, introspection, and eloquence to her work." -ForeWord Reviews
"Innocent challenges the welfare stereotype and in so doing, exposes readers to the stories, struggles, and small mercies of life as a welfare recipient." -JMWW
About the Author
is the author of the memoir Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother
. She conducts poetry and memoir workshops and speaks on women's and poverty-related issues. She is also the author of a poetry collection, Here at Least
, with a new collection, Terrarium
, coming May 2013. She tweets regularly about poetry, and her award-winning work has been published in anthologies and magazines. Visit her website and blog for more information and to join her mailing list.