news | Thursday April 6, 2023

Otoniya J. Okot Bitek’s “Song & Dread” Reviewed in periodicities

Song & Dread by Otoniya J. Okot Bitek may have just launched yesterday, but there’s already a review of this brand new poetry collection by rob mclennan in periodicities.

From the review: “I’m fascinated in how Okot Bitek’s book-length structures favour the extended sequence, and the cycle; composing individual poems that come together to form something far larger than the sum of their parts. The poems and poem of Song & Dread loops and swirls through language, song and thread, returning regularly to earlier points, allowing the structure of the extended sequence to propel that much further, forward.”

Read the complete review here.