Our April pick is Eve L. Ewing's "Electric Arches," in honor of April being National Poetry Month!
Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of Black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose.
Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing’s narrative takes us from the streets of 1990s Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time, and reality. Ewing imagines familiar figures in magical circumstances―blues legend Koko Taylor is a tall-tale hero; LeBron James travels through time and encounters his teenage self. She identifies everyday objects―hair moisturizer, a spiral notebook―as precious icons.
Her visual art is spare, playful, and poignant―a cereal box decoder ring that allows the wearer to understand what Black girls are saying; a teacher’s angry, subversive message scrawled on the chalkboard. Electric Arches invites fresh conversations about race, gender, the city, identity, and the joy and pain of growing up.
This moving debut poetry collection is available from Indy Reads Books for $16.00. You can walk in and order the book, or give us a call at 317-384-1496 to reserve your copy!
This is an OPEN book club. This means you can join at any time, read as much of the book as you wish, and of course - come talk to us about the book of the month! All proceeds from the purchase of this book - as well as all other titles - support the adult literacy programs of Indy Reads.