Jennifer Maritza McCauley When Trying To Return Home: Stories

About the author:

Jennifer Maritza McCauley is a writer, poet, and university professor. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Kimbilio, CantoMundo, and the Sundress Academy for the Arts. She holds an MFA from Florida International University and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Missouri. The author of the cross-genre poetry collection Scar On/Scar Off, she is an assistant professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Houston–Clear Lake.

About the book:

When Trying to Return Home is a dazzling debut short-story collection spanning a century of Black American and Afro-Latino life in Puerto Rico, Pittsburgh, Louisiana, Miami, and beyond—and an evocative meditation on belonging, the meaning of home, and how we secure freedom on our own terms.

Sponsored by University of Arkansas School of Literary and Performing Arts.