Elisha Aflalo is currently a senior at Bennington College where she studies poetry, printmaking, and visual arts. As an Asian-American artist, her work aims to explore her identity as a first generation American college student through combining visual art and poetry in form-bending ways. She is especially interested in expressing themes regarding the body, consumption, sexuality, and labor in her work.
www.rosebrides.com is a poem that explores the cyclical nature of motherhood, family ties, and being a woman. I often question the responsibility that girls are born with to continue this cycle and what it means to subvert this responsibility. This poem is designed to have no real beginning or end, each stanza lending itself to another, creating a cycle that relies on each piece to make a whole.