The combined works of Alixia and Naima, two Brooklyn based artists and activists with roots in Colombia and Haiti. Climbing PoeTree is boundary-breaking, soulful, painful, beautiful. Topics include injustice, violence, loss, transformations, hope, visibility, love. The authors eloquently play with intersectionality of identities, races, environmentalism, and social justice. These poems dissolve apathy with hope, and aim to help heal inner traumas so that we may begin to cope with the issues facing our communities. Very few of them are easy to read, but they are powerful. Pick-up not if you’re looking for clear-cut answers, but for words and allies to help on your own adventures.