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White Beauty

Danni Quintos reads "White Beauty," "Brown Girls," and "Cousins."

Billboard for skin-whitening cream.

“Be camera, black-eyed aperture. Be diamondback terrapin, the only animal/ that can outrun a hurricane.”
–Nikky Finney from “Instruction, Final: To Brown Poets from Black Girl with Silver Leica”


Danni Quintos is a Kentuckian and an Affrilachian Poet. She holds an MFA from Indiana University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Pluck!Toe GoodAnthropoid, and Best New Poets 2015. Rumor has it, she is knitting a cocoon, from which she will emerge when her thesis is done.

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