The poems move between both the urgency and complacency of living in a world which is being destroyed by our way of life.
The rhythm of this collection is in the arrangement of its stories which moves like a revolving door between past and present.
by PROSPER ALBRIGHT Lindsey Warren, Archangel & The Overlooked (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020), pp. 45. Like John Keats, Lindsey Warren knows that the task of the poet is to construct a temple in thought, “the wreath’d trellis of a working brain,” … Continued
Appel’s skill is in crafting beautiful, tender moments that stand alone in their stories, and though they may not be logical or entirely practical, these moments are undeniably human.
The collection of four somewhat thematic, loosely chronological sections illustrates not only the development of a powerful anti-colonial voice, but the hidden glories and tragedies and silent shames of colonial and postcolonial Kenya.
The guide can only take you so far. Lewis demands the reader act.
In a book that’s fundamentally about intimacy, empathy and hunger feel like honest bedfellows. “Everyone wanted a piece of her,” Shapland admits, “Including me.”
“Shouting is easy, Mario, what is difficult is to be born into hearing,” coaches a director as Cardoso stumbles into his first big theater role and eventual stardom.
Smith’s voice is drenched with protest, no longer willing to conceive of a reality where black bodies are expected to comply and resist…
The past’s sweetness is distant while its horrors are disturbingly present, and Jodi McCarty stands straddled between them.