Kristine Ong Muslim is somehow able to give a voice to the people and objects in the paintings she references. They feel real, come alive and touch you. This is the type of poetry I enjoy. It gives voice to something that doesn't have one. It is more free-flow prose than structured stanzas. It is so much more accessible to those, like me, who have a hard time with poetry.
I only wish I had had the paintings readily available to look at while reading. I did go online and pull some up. Will probably go back and find more and retread the stories to see how they relate and how they don't.
Very cool read. I am so glad I finally opened this up and lost myself within it for awhile.
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