Many thanks to The The Poetry Journal’s Jennifer MacBain-Stephens for this lovely new review of Movement No.1: Trains. Writes The The Poetry Journal:
“Using fluid language and an almost dream-like tone, Wabuke gives us glimpses of humanity’s core like spying on a commuting passenger through the windows of a subway car: intense yet indirect, witnessing a presence briefly…Like a mystical living force the train gives birth to shadow and light. Turning corners unseen, making noise, consuming space. We read these poems as blurry–eyed infants seeking out black and white shapes, alternately lulled and startled by Wabuke’s insightful words and descriptions.”
Read more here.
Many thanks to Sivan Butler-Rotholz for featuring Movement No:1 Trains in her poetry series As It Ought To Be. Writes Ms. Butler-Rotholz:
Part train ride, part memory, Movement No. 1: Trains takes the reader on a journey through which narrative blends with past, history is distorted by the present, and the tracks of the mind become one with the train lines of the New York subway system. Disjointed in a halting motion that mirrors the jerky movements of an underground train, the sway and lurch of this collection is tempered by moments of clarity and thoughtful reflection: “she / imagines the sound she hears is breathing;” “it is only when she thinks of him that her body becomes soft;” “she / would move her body in tiny circles of his rhythm.”
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New Books in Poetry profiles my chapbook Movement No.1: Trains today. Many thanks to Jen Fitzgerald, a lovely host and astute interviewer. Read more here.
The lovely Lindsey Lewis Smithson at Straightforward Poetry has written a nice review of my chapbook Movement No.1: Trains. From her review:
The sixth poem in the collection reflects the unusual way time passes in a subway, saying “knowing the movement of time by the flow and ebb of crowds.” This is really one of those great moments where, as a writer, you wish you had written that.
Read the rest of the review here.
Many thanks to the amazing Kristy Bowen, publisher of dancing girl press.