Christiana Castillo’s Crushed Marigold, illustrated by Karla Rosas, is a poetry collection imbued with ancestral teachings, identity work and healing through ritual and embodied wisdom. The collection is intimately strung together with poems focused on rememory and self-discovery. Moving with care through memorial and living spaces, Crushed Marigold is an integration of the many selves held within the body, an offering, a homecoming.
Christiana Castillo is a Latina/Chicana poet, teaching artist, and gardener born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and based out of the greater Detroit area. Castillo is recipient of fellowships from Room Project, Voices of Our Nation (VONA), and Disquiet International. Previous work of hers can be found in Belt Magazine, The Wayne Literary Review, Riverwise Magazine, and Alegría Magazine's Latinx Poetry Project.