Monday, August 14, 2017

New Poetry Collection from Jasen Sousa Now Available for Purchase

Jasen Sousa’s new poetry collection, The Underground Man, is now live and available for purchase in eBook format at these fine retailers:



Google Play   

Barnes and Noble 



The Underground Man, Poetry Collection

The Underground Man is the latest collection of poems by the mysterious man known as Jasen Sousa.  The Underground Man chronicles Jasen’s journeys and observations while riding the “T” in Boston, visiting peers in Billerica House of Corrections, and dissects the solitude which sticks to Jasen’s ribs.  Jasen questions and contrasts the search for happiness in the city and in the nature as he searches for his place in society.  Jasen also takes on the persona of captivating and bold characters who have come into his life.  Jasen often operates in the shadows, here is your chance to  pull his deepest thoughts into the light while examining your own reality.


Jasen Sousa is a Boston native who spent his childhood and teenage years being schooled on the streets of Somerville.  Jasen graduated from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and completed his MFA at Pine Manor College, also located in Boston.  Jasen has worked extensively with youth in the Boston area, homeless individuals, refugees from Latin America, and currently teaches reading, writing, and literacy to adult learners studying to acquire their high school diplomas.  Jasen has published an array of books and has taught, inspired, motivated, and made guest appearances all around the globe sharing his story. 


Kalimah Mustafa is also a Boston native who currently resides in Somerville, MA. She is an alumna of the MURAP Cohort for inclusive research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and continues her research on African American literature and the American Modernist literary canon. In addition to serving as an editorial intern for the senior editor of the scholarly journal Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Kalimah is also the 2014 winner of the Academy of American Poets Harold Taylor Prize for her poem “slipping,” and the 2016 winner of the Chet Frederick Prize for her short fiction thesis “In Loving Memory of Sand.”