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His collection its predecessor Although it wasn t as strong or spellbinding as that book and strong or spellbinding as that book and d be a bit shocking if it was to be honest I still found these to be really stunning as well A key difference to me was that Kingdom Animalia seemed to all speaking from the same place and all of the poems were echoing off of each "Other Whereas This A Lot Disjointed In Some Ways "whereas this felt a lot disjointed In some ways actually appeared intentional a reflection of Girmay s familial geographic diversity of course best illustrated in the stunning closing poem and in that vein it works well At other points however it felt like too much a shift to go from exploring war crimes to childhood memories that isn t to say the transition shouldn t be made but that it felt a bit jerky for me With that said she s certainly adept at both ends of the spectrum Her politicized wide angle poems express a seething rage and heartbreak of course best embodied by Arroz Poetica while her smaller scale personal pieces like Santa Ana of Grocery Carts carry a warmth and intimacy and vulnerability that s really engaging Girmay has an expert intuition for rhythm syntax and repetition the latter of which is probably most impressive of all considering its prevalence here and how stale or annoying that would be in the hands of most poets Arroz Poetica is the ndeniable stand out I had to set the book down and walk around a bit after finishing it Then Sing Here Scent Love Poem for the Pil n and Epistolary Dream Poem after Finding a Schoolbook Map were my other top favorites with Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand uite a few not far behind them Girmay s poems are varied and aware wandering into different territories and balancing smoothly between language play and observation In many of them there s such power that a reader is hard pressed to not stop consider and reread the same poem once again not because of a lack of clarity but because there s a drive to re experience it and gain some drops of meaning and emotion It s true that not every poem livesp to this description a few are oversoaked. Oman who is not afraid to tackle any subject including rape genocide and love always sustained by an optimistic voice assuring Brothers us that in the end justice will triumph and love will persevere LOVE you be the reason whywe swagger jive lift the guitar pickp the axe ,
Truly stunning The truth and creativity and fierceness are suffused with such compassion and joy This is the closest to sentimental poetry I could ever get I adored Arroz Poetica Ode to the Watermelon Consider the Hands that Write this Letter Santa Ana of Grocery Carts honestly and several "A fierce collection that does not shy away from genocide rape love poetry avoids the sentimental and "fierce collection that does shy away from genocide rape love poetry that avoids the sentimental and the content wide open I have a feeling the images the propelling momentum of this This book is everythingI started reading it because of the Estefani Lora poem which is my favorite poem by Aracelis But this collection in its entirety is beautiful and real and amazing There is so much to love about it this is a book of poems that are not afraidto love and i will always need to keep it nearby I ve heard Aracelis read ite a few of these poems read ite a few of them to my boyfriend when we re driving in the car together and now I ve read it cover to cover today I am completely in love with the
Opening Poem Arroz Poetica 
poem Arroz Poetica to the Watermelon the title poem For Estefani Lora Third Grade Who Made Me a Card the pair of poems for Cyclops Mary and Here There are not many debut poetry collections that I encounter that have than four or five poems that fascinate me but these are the ones that tug at me in the most immediate ways Yet there are so many that reflect the multiple experiences of Ms Girmay who claims Puerto Rican African American and Eritrean cultures as her poetic roots There are political poems about rape as a weapon of war and a bilingual ode to the letter B and tracing back a great grandfather making his way to the United States After I read the last poem I just felt like dreaming and writing and seeing images Leaders Eat Last unfold in my head and thinking that politics can still moves to be human loving and civilized La muralla verde unlike the ways these words are flippantly thrown around There s also a moving introduction by poet Martin Espada I read Kingdom Animalia about a year ago and had really high hopes for Stunning highly original poems that celebrate the richness of the author's multicultural tradition Teeth explores loves wars wild hope defiance and the spirit of creativity in a daringse of language and syntax Behind this language one senses a powerful inventive
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In description or expansion but most #of the poems here will be well worth the time for poetry lovers who want their #the poems here will be well worth the time for poetry lovers who want their to come with an awareness of the world and not only self awareness All told I truly enjoyed this one and have to recommend it on to anyone who enjoys dipping into contemporary poetry it s a lovely thoughtful read with much to appreciate and consider Wow This is a really different book of poetry Some of the poems are funny some cute some angry some clever and some I don t nderstand I enjoy reading them out loud The poems "ARE FROM SUCH DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES I NEED TO PAUSE "from such different perspectives I need to pause try another smile give p get angry at Bush and Ira laugh nod in agreement laugh out loud I m glad I found it at the thrift store I got much than my 75 worth Audacious fierce poetry but now five years after I first read it I can see that some of the work leans too much on sentiment romanticism but having said that it is done very Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller unselfconsciously Litany and Here are standouts poems Reader I wept Consider the Hands that Write This Letter after Marina WilsonConsider the handsthat write this letterThe left palm pressed flat against the paperas it has done before over my heartin peace or reverenceto the sea or some beautiful thingI saw once felt once snow fallinglike rice flung from the giants weddingor the strangest birds consider thenthe right hand how it is a fistwithin which a sharpenedtensilsimilar to the way I ve held a spadematch to the wick the horse s reins loping the very fistsI ve seen from the roads to Limay Estel For years I have come to sit this wayone hand open one hand closedlike a farmer who puts down seeds gathers pthe food that comes from that farmingOr yes it is like the way I ve dancedwith my left it is like the way I ve dancedwith my left opened around a shoulder my right hand closed insideof another hand howI pray I pray for thisto be my way sweetwork alluded to in the body s positionto its paperleft hand right handlike an open eye an eye closedone hand flat against the trapdoorthe other hand knocking knocking. Hen it is i tilt my hat to the side wearing colors perfumes it's cause love you did it to me oh you do sure turn my tongue to fiddle make the salt taste sweet man i don't need a rooster or peacock even to help me spend my time nope just you love right solid asa line. ,