Nickole Brown's new collection Fanny Says, has been bright in the recent spotlight, and for good reason. Receiving a starred review from Library Journal, Brown's second collection "tells the story, without sentimentality or cliché, of her grandmother Fanny," and does so "in a voice that is both authentic and colloquial." "At the heart of these lyric hybrids (epistolaries, monologs, and other poetic celebrations) is language, the language of communication, the language of shared heritage," says Library Journal. "These are poems of survival—and sometimes advice. It’s rare to find a book of poems that reads like a well-plotted page-turner, each poem propelling the reader into the next, each poem filled with story and song. This is that book." Library Journal's verdict? "Bawdy and real, this volume will stay with readers long after Fanny has had her final say." Click here to read the full Library Journal review. Fanny Says is now in stock at the the BOA Bookstore.
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