Imani's poems are anthems to family, love and freedom. Tolliver offers windows and mirrors in her poetry--open vision and multifaceted interior reflection. If you can go as deep as she does in this work, you'll experience a profoundly lyrical voice and a wise one, too.
Eloise Klein Healy, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Founding Editor, Arktoi Books, Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita, Antioch University Los Angeles, Founding Chair, MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University Los Angeles
Imani Tolliver is a poet with a big heart, and inside her big heart there is a big fireplace, where lines of poetry crackle like logs and the glow from the fireplace is the kind of light that will sustain you long after you have gotten up and walked away. In this day and age, we have tanning salons, and implants for every which body part, well Tolliver's poetry feeds that endangered species: the soul.
Jeffrey McDaniel, Creative Writing Professor at Sarah Lawrence College and author of Chapel of Inadvertent Joy, The Endarkenment, The Splinter Factory, Alibi School, and The Forgiveness Parade
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