Ghost Voices: A Poem in Prayer

Ghost Voices: A Poem in Prayer Review

If we were all brave enough to resurrect the voices lost from our humanity, what would they say? Award-winning poet Quincy Troupe, spokesman for the humanizing forces of poetry, music, and art, parts the Atlantic and rattles the ground built on slavery with Ghost Voices: A Poem in Prayer.

we are crossing, / we are / crossing, / we are crossing in big salt water, // we are crossing, // crossing under a sky of no guilt / we have left home // though we know we will go back / someday, / see our people / as we knew them . . .

Troupe re-creates the history of lost voices between the waters of Africa, Cuba, and the United States. His daring poetics drenched in new forms-notably the seven-elevens-clench transformative narratives spurred on by a relentless, rhythmic language that mimics the foaming waves of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. His personae speak quantum litanies within one epic, sermonic-gospel to articulate our most ancient ways of storytelling and survival.
 

Title:Ghost Voices: A Poem in Prayer

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Sophie

    listen now, / hear them speak / lost rhythms / scripted in the skins of talking drums, / hear them speak, / hear the wailing. Η ποιητική συλλογή έχει το χαρακτήρα τρ...

  • Michelle

    Thank you to Northwestern Unity Press and to Netgalley for allowing me to read this advance e-arc copy poetry collection in exchange for an honest review. This will be available for purchase on Decemb...

  • Jeffrey Parker

    The first poem begins with the beauty of repetition, the chant “we are crossing” fills the poem with the flow of movement, the reminder of this pattern of crossing over and over, the beauty of sou...

  • Katrina

    This is a powerful and poignant work filled with haunting and heart-breaking imagery throughout. A horrific sense of loss and rootlessness bleeds through the pages in a frighteningly effective and har...

  • Izabelle Westberg

    I honestly couldn't connect to the writing of this, which is a let-down because people have seem to really like it and the message behind is very important but since the writing didn't flow for me at ...