Ordinary Beast by Nicole Sealey

Ordinary Beast

ONE OF PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S TOP 10 POETRY BOOKS OF FALL 2017NPR'S MOST ANTICIPATED POETRY BOOKS OF 2017A striking, full-length debut collection from Virgin Islands-born poet Nicole SealeyThe existential magnitude, deep intellect, and playful subversion of St. Thomas-born, Florida-raised poet Nicole Sealey’s work is restless in its empathic, succinct examination and lucid aw...

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  • Michelle Despres
    Some lovely lines and incredible word play. (Is it ok to call it that?) And I learned about the obverse form....
  • Margaryta
    REVIEW FORTHCOMING...
  • Chris Roberts
    Poetry's sole intentis the subjugation of the poet's identityvia commercial forces -publication is self-murder. Poetry suicides itself famously,form will never equal me,unpredictable drop dead dangerously.Verse, State of oxygen deprived poemsreaders condemned to prefabricated versethe IKEA of poetry...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    I requested a review copy of this from Edelweiss before I saw it on NPR's Poetry to Pay Attention To in 2017 list, but they weren't wrong.Nicole Sealy has the ability to embody the pain of others, and empathy and shared anger or sadness fill many of these poems. A great example is Virginia is for ...
  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    This book of poems is divided into three sections. I was worried at first that it wasn't going to live up to the hype, but spending more time with it, and particularly the third section, convinced me that it does. Exploring race in America, myth, love and death with both beauty and stark reality. ...
  • Halley Sutton
    4.5 but I'll round up. Will need to re-read to fully mine all the richness here....
  • James
    4.5...
  • Jessica
    Favorite poems: “hysterical strength” and “the first person who will live to be 150 years old has already been born” Great poems that pack a lot of punch and make use of their space. ...
  • Leah Francis
    poetry collections are hard to rate bc do you rate based on your favorites, or the average of each poem? anywaythis was beautiful and light. it felt good to read aloud. favorites:in igbolandvirginia is for loversimagine sisyphus happyobject permance...

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