Supple and melodic

Written by Elaine Savory for Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

...Brathwaite is always playing musically as in the best jazz improvs—highly practiced, innovative, and cumulatively rich in cross references with the underlying melodic thread. The collection displays
Brathwaite’s suppleness with language registers, moving back and forth from nation language to a global register of English, just as the consciousness of the poems is both earthly and beyond earth.


Only Kamau Brathwaite could take us into the furnace which burns all that is good and true and sustaining, and still bring us back to renewal and affirmation.