Nicholas Nichols reviews "The Way We Move Through Water"

September 16, 2018

Nicholas Nichols reviews

I’m a sucker for black boys and flowers—the way they are both soft yet relentless. Lino Anunciacion’s debut collection, The Way We Move Through Water, is just that, a budding flower. In it, Anunciacion balances the violence inflicted on the black body with the interiority of that body. The collection’s epigraph is a quote by Hanif Abdurraqib—'I, like so many of you, am now looking to get my Joy back, after it ran away to a more deserving land than this.'—introducing us to our first desire, joy.

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