Of Silence and Song doesn’t just reward close, attentive reading. In fact, it demands it. Of Silence and Song is a highly lyric book, advancing a series of impressions rather than the march of a central, tightly reasoned argument.
The poet is that kid who, standing in the corner with his back turned to his schoolmates, thinks he is in paradise.
The other side of the window:
two chubby gods build their lives
with jollof rice and sparkling water.
“You don’t need an MFA to be a good writer, but you need readers who understand what you are trying to do, and won’t let you get away with not doing that.”
beware the moving picture
the cylinder of film sprinting
through its filter, the light
that tears the frame