A shot of the audience at Blue Cypress Books June 4, 2024, for the release of Every Time They Call Me She. Over the course of their seventeen years, Belle Brock Adelman-Cannon excelled at a variety of pursuits, including languages (French, Hebrew, German), dance, fashion design, gardening, and writing. They attended International School of Louisiana, Benjamin Franklin High School, and the pre-professional program at the New Orleans Ballet Association. They worked at Touro Synagogue, Grow Dat Youth Farm, and Henry S. Jacobs Camp. Their spiritual cornerstones were queer identity, Judaism, and their beloved hometown, especially their Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. They were exceptionally charismatic, attracting a huge number of devoted friends. These poems are their first and only publication. They died on June 3, 2023, after which their mother discovered these poems on their phone.

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