Hazel The Aura’s first book, NEXT HOOD OVER, is an explosion in Philadelphia’s literary scene. NEXT HOOD OVER is an ode to the low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The poems speak in the tongue of grandmothers, corner stores, churches, schoolyards, courtrooms and children wasting summers in play. The dialect that echoes Philly is African American Vernacular English—the language of her father and her father’s mother binding bits of conversation and images from memories. Celebrate with her as we journey through the parts of her city that people too often overlook and undervalue.