About the Book
The poems of True Stories whirl together climate change, isolation, and interpersonal dysfunction into a gathering storm of a book. Split into five parts—the four stages of hurricane formation and the of the storm—the poems build in intensity, only to then provide precious moments of calm relief. Intimate and all-encompassing, each line is a torrent of emotion and truth.
About the Author
Caroliena Cabada writes poetry and fiction. She was the recipient of the 2018-2019 Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing at Iowa State University, where she earned her MFA in 2021. Her writing has been published in numerous online and print magazines, and was selected for Best Small Fictions 2021. She teaches first-year composition and creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is earning her PhD in English with a specialization in Ethnic Studies.