In this highly anticipated and remarkable book, poet Victoria Chang assembles the story of her family through fragments from her parents' lives.
he remembrances in this collection of letters are founded in the fragments of stories her mother shared reluctantly, and the silences of her father, who first would not and then could not share more. They are whittled and sculpted from an archive of family relics: a marriage license, a letter, a visa petition, a photograph. And, just as often, they are built on the questions that can no longer be answered.
Toni Morrison described Lucille Clifton's poetry as "seductive with the simplicity of an atom, which is to say highly complex, explosive underneath an apparent quietude." This long overdue collection of Clifton's poetry is simultaneously timeless and fitting for today's tumultuous moment.
Andrea Gibson is a true pioneer of performance poetry. Her books have won numerous awards and sold over 120, 000 copies. You Better Be Lightning is a queer, political, and feminist collection guided by self-reflection. Someone love knows their work and would love this newest collection.