Bookshelf 2023: "Intimate, conversational, a pleasure to read"

Written by Richard Price and Sally Price for New West Indian Guide on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024
...the first set of poems is about love for her dark-skinned mother, who lies dying in Yorkshire, then honoring her by planting herbs for “the only Martinican woman in the graveyard of St Chads.” Later, poems about becoming a mother and her own racial identity, the girl/woman who is routinely asked “Where are you from, really?” [...] She begs Anansi—she has written two books about him and other tricksters—“Entangle me. Story me.” And finally, poems about marital love [...] and about remembering, about climbing hills, and about long-ago schooldays. Intimate, conversational, a pleasure to read.