Disclaimer – I received a free digital download of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
If I am to speak honestly then I must say that the digital copy of the book that I received seemed to have a lot of formatting problems unfortunately and for me it’s very difficult to look past when trying to read and review a book. I also found a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes. I hope that all of the above issues are modified prior to publishing.
I was intrigued by the opening statements of ‘Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry’ as it defines something called ‘occasional poetry’ – a term with which I am not familiar and goes on to stipulate that the poetry contained in the book is of the occasional persuasion meant to be read individually as if each poem were a performance.
The poetry in this book is of the long hand prose variety and are enjoyable to read and immerse yourself in. You follow the tales of Love Child and her favoured memory’s. Bearing witness to her last days with her grandmother, struggles with and the death of her father and remembrances of her mother from her childhood days.
The prose goes on to tell stories of different times all rooted in African American culture and history. It was an interesting journey to partake in and explore the authors thoughts and expressions via her written word.