This poetry bundle includes:
Accretion by Irfan Ali
This extraordinary debut, set in Toronto, unfurls against the backdrop of the ancient Persian love story of Layla and Majnun. For those looking for “a roadmap for finding love in everything—ourselves, family, soul mates, urban life, and faith.”
Bottom Rail on Top by D.M. Bradford
In a kind of archives-powered unmooring of the linear progress story, award-winning poet D.M. Bradford fragments and recomposes American histories of antebellum Black life and emancipation, and stages the action in tandem with the matter of his own life. As author Katherine McKittrick says, “this is a beautiful expression of black livingness, wherein racial violence conditions a poetics of struggle, refusal and repetition.”
Elementary Particles by Sneha Madhavan-Reese
This book holds the universality that comes from exploring the complex relationship between a child and her immigrant parents, and in turn, a mother and her children. It’s for readers examining the building blocks of a life — the personal, family, and planetary histories, transformations, and losses we all experience.