“Celebrate these teen writers … Every word is a healing word. Every word is an incredible word. Every word is a word from deep nights of aloneness and from the sun-blaze of blistering work and the feverish joy of creativity, reclaimed voice and sudden being.” —from the Foreword by US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
When the Dust Rises is a collaborative project of the Mount Vernon Migrant Leaders Club and Underground Writing. The book is comprised of 250 pages of student writing, art, photography, and afterword/resource material. The book's foreword is written by two-time U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera.