Speller explores the intersections of race, sex, violence, and art in this experimental poetry collection… Many of these poems use dialogue as their centerpiece. Conversations are sometimes staged between prominent political or literary figures such as Angela Davis, Crazy Horse, Picasso and Eldridge Cleaver, while others serve as archetypal characters, constructed to showcase specific societal ills. These interactions yield miscommunications, sexual discoveries and unlikely alliances. Even though these poems are collected in a book, readers will immediately wonder how they sound aloud, as they often possess the rhythms and cadences of performance poetry. Confident and indelicate; goads readers to insert themselves in difficult discussions about relevant cultural matters.