Bookshelf 2019

Written by Richard Price and Sally Price for New West Indian Guide on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Honeyfish, winner of the 2018 Green Rose Prize, presents Trinidad-born-and-raised Lauren K. Alleyne’s second collection of poems—elegiac and beautiful, some evoking her own island and one in Greece, yet most expressing relentless horror at the unending U.S. White-on-Black murders and oppression: Trayvon, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Charleston, Charlottesville, and burning crosses in Iowa, as well as neo-Nazis marching in Leipzig. Extraordinarily moving poetic testimony.