The reviews are pouring in this week! In the Globe and Mail, Sonnet L'Abbe has reviewed Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke, edited and introduced by yours truly. Very proud of this book!
"In this helpful volume, Jon Paul Fiorentino calls Clarke's voice "polyphonic": that is, a unique blend of identities that includes blues singer, preacher, cultural critic, exile, Africadian, high modernist, spoken-word artist and Canadian poet.... The selection of poems, which includes pieces from seven books, including the now-Canadian-canonized Whylah Falls, is testament to the range of cadence and rhythm that makes up Clarke's multi-vocal range."