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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Electric Arches Reviews

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Roxane
    I wasn’t quite sure how to feel about this book. The poems that were amazing were truly amazing, full of richness and depth about black girlhood and black womanness. The same goes for the amazing prose pieces. There was an interesting strain of afro futurism throughout that I wish was more full...
  • Vivian
    I write this review as an outsider.Poetry is often intensely personal in ways prose avoids. This is a collection of insights, remembrances, and calls to push forth. It is also an invitation for readers, to bear witness, to reflect. "What words can you offer us to help us be free black people in a wo...
  • Michael
    A whimsical collection of poetry, prose, and art, Electric Arches explores the depths of Black girlhood and womanhood. Ewing writes accessible poems mostly based on her sundry memories of growing up in Chicago. As with her stories, though, her poems often take fantastical turns. The collection...
  • Ellie
    An interesting mix of poetry, prose, and art. Powerful meditations on growing up as a black female in Chicago. Ewing's poems are both extremely specific yet bloom beyond that, filled with memories of the past and the future....

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