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Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772015164
Pages: 94
Pub. Date: May 17 2023
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Poetry / POE024000

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Song & Dread

By Otoniya J. Okot Bitek

COVID meditations from literary phenom Otoniya J. Okot Bitek

Rife with the paradoxical forces of boredom and intensity, the early days of COVID-19 passed under an inescapable pall. The poems of Song & Dread seek quietude, order, refuge, and space within that shroud. They remind us of community, connectedness, and what is inherently shared. Here, Otoniya J. Okot Bitek becomes a record keeper, observing the contradictory, symbiotic relationship between the quotidian and the extraordinary. These works are of their time, while remembering an existence outside it. With a keen eye, Bitek documents the ways the strange can become normalized when there is no other option.