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Painted Blue with Saltwater

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Logan February's debut collection is a coming of age narrative told in poems of exploration of queerness, boyhood, spirituality, blackness, and family. February writes of Nigerian queer boyhood with lyricism, delving into struggles but, in the end, turning back towards the light. ...more
Paperback, 47 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Indolent Books (first published 2018)
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Jenna
"my body is open sea & I am the reflection I do not / see in it"

A poetry chapbook by a 17-year-old Nigerian poet about the perils, anxieties, and alienations of being young and queer, of feeling monstrous, feeling winged. Blurbed by Kaveh Akbar, Chen Chen, Jayy Dodd -- I expect we'll be hearing more from this young poet in years to come.
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Bought this because I fell completely in love with one of the author's poems I found online. While none of the poems in this collection touched me as deeply and as viscerally, there was a lot of beauty and a lot of powerful personal feeling. Definitely a poet worth watching. ...more
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Logan February is a happy-ish Nigerian owl who likes pizza & typewriters. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in (b)OINK, Wildness, Vagabond City, and more.

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