"poetics as sweet as saltfish"

Written by Cornel Bogle for sx salon on Monday, October 31st, 2022

Thompson is a poet of promise whose questioning poetics has the potential to refine the important questions facing Black diasporic peoples. Throughout Road Trip, drizzle is a recurring motif, and though its meaning is never fully explicated, I consider it a resonant metaphor for Thompson’s writing of Black British life as muddled, and perpetually inclement.