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“Confession” – Poem by Tunisian American Poet Leila Chatti – by Rosaliene Bacchus

– by Rosaliene Bacchus – Three Worlds One Vision ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA

Tunisian American Poet Leila Chatti – Photo Credit: Leila Chatti Website

My Poetry Corner December 2019 features the poem “Confession” by Tunisian American poet and educator Leila Chatti, published in the anthology of poetry Halal If You Hear Me: BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3, edited by Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo.

Born in 1990 in Oakland, California, Leila Chatti is one of four children of a Tunisian father and American mother. Her parents met when her father came to the United States to study for his PhD. Her father, the only one of seven children to leave Tunisia, maintained a close relationship with relatives by having his American-born family spend the summers with them.

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