Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing

Electric Arches

Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose. Blending stark realism with the fantastical, Ewing takes us from the streets of Chicago to an alien arrival in an unspecified future, deftly navigating boundaries of space, time, and reality with delight and flexibility....

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  • Jacob
    "Speak this to yourselfuntil you know it is true."this book is magic...
  •  The Black Geek
    When I first heard about Electric Arches, I looked forward to reading Ewing's book. I had been impressed by Ewing's scholarly research and academic biography. With this said, I was a bit disappointed in this book for the following reasons:1) The haphazard organization of the poems made this book dif...
  • O'Phylia
    Blending verse with magical realism and a dash of speculative fiction, Ewing's words flow beautifully in a time where ugliness abounds. Electric Arches is what every black girl needs in her arsenal to face a world that hates her virulently. If you read this book, you will feel invincible....
  • Jalynn
    This collection of poems, lyric essays and so on opened up a deeper meaning to shared black experiences, especially as a black woman. It's a work of time travel for me, and disturbing the timeline to go back to a favorite poem space is totally okay here. I'm still floored to have been able to have a...
  • Erica
    Everything about this was everything I needed in life, but didn't know. Every word was chosen carefully, and the combination of real life and magic is sincerely beautiful. Multiple times I cried and the poem about Fullerton Ave was amazing. And to the notebook kid, which I've read before to my stude...
  • Lucy
    This came in the mail today, I sat down to look at it and ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting. Eve Ewing's writing is spectacular, the kind of poetry that makes you hold your breath as you read without even realizing it. Please, get this book....
  • Carol
    There were moments of magic, but too few. There was no discernible theme or context/connection from one work to the next.Ewing's prose is lilting and magnificent. I loved, "What I talk about When I Talk About Black Jesus."For several poems where the lines were presented in script, they were nigh unt...
  • Dionne
    I'm not sure the last time I read a book that left me feeling so...human. "Electric Arches" reminded me that being Black is to be human in a way that is deeply rooted in the community, the Earth, and the cosmos. I cried multiple times while reading this, mostly because Ewing's writing style is effor...
  • Janani
    Here for the Chicago nostalgia alone. ...

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