Each poem has the ability to take you in, to absorb you and hold you down like Petrificus Totalus, your eyeballs the only thing moving across the page.
Part of this book’s message is to preserve a few moments of history, to return a bit of what was lost during Hurricane Katrina. Poetry aided in commemorating this event so that it will remain in the collective memory of this country. It is a service to those whose words were lost and to those who have endured Hurricane Katrina and are now enduring Hurricane Harvey.
If you would’ve told me a few years ago, Six Rivers Press published what can best be described as a post-apocalyptic poetry book, I wouldn’t have believed you (“the post-apocalyptic genre is strongly associated with fiction, thereby it’s closely tied to works such as The 5th Wave or something” my snooty nerd-self would’ve replied).
There are some writers who have a knack at creating something refreshing; something that is so enjoyable, you don’t realize you’ve already read halfway. Kimiko Hahn has this quality.
If there is anything to learn from this book it’s that writing shouldn’t deter one from seeking positivity and help when most needed.
We travel back in time within memories that could have been created today; within moments that reveal the fears, desires, and betrayals felt by the lovers of our past, our future, and even our imaginations.