Friday, March 17, 2017


Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair, 111 pages.

Sinclair's poems were in that in-between zone, for me. Some of them were clear and bright and accessible to me. Some of them, like "Crania Americana," which the notes explain, is titled to reference Samuel George Morton's psuedoscientific text of the same name, and also "incorporates, alludes to, and repurposes the lines, and phrases from Shakespeare's The Tempest that are either spoken by Caliban or spoken in direct reference to Caliban," went pretty much over my head. Interesting.

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