ARRIVAL

ARRIVAL

Poems

by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

88 Pages, 6.00 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780810135147
  • Published: June 2017

$16.95

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  • eBook
  • 9780810135154
  • Published: June 2017

$16.95

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Finalist, 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize 

ARRIVAL is a poetic love story between mother and daughter. The poems are road maps, intertwining generations with a narrative beginning in 1950 with a woman who is pregnant with twins. In her seventh month she delivers a stillborn boy and a baby girl weighing less than two pounds. From there, the evocation of a series of catastrophic family events brings forth Cheryl Boyce-Taylor’s power to strip her readers down to their most vulnerable. Boyce-Taylor is steeped in the narratives of Trinidad and New York City, colored with metaphorical stew-pot images. She revels in her lyrical range as she weaves these poetic retellings of family, place, and identity.