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Praise for Everything Is Necessary:
“Anderson twists to writhe ivory from bone.”
—Tyehimba Jess, author of Olio and winner of the Pulitzer Prize
“[Keisha’s] poetry explores the many ways in which the African Diaspora is carried within our bodies, on our tongues–from sufferings under enslavement to the precarity of modern American life.”
—Patricia Spears Jones, author of A Lucent Fire and winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize
“Everything Is Necessary is a ‘controlled explosion’…the poet’s journey is that of meditation, reincarnation, and ancestral lineage inside the portal of her DNA…”
—Anastacia Renée, author of (v.), Forget It, and Answer(Me)
“Keisha-Gaye Anderson takes all the instruments at her disposal—things to make music, things with which to cook, stones that have blocked her way, that have made her at times detour, and fashioned these into weapons, things to keep the enemy at bay…Go with her. She is determined to find a way.”
—Mervyn Taylor, author of Voices Carry
Keisha’s second poetry collection of 2019, A Spell for Living, received the Editors’ Choice recognition for Agape Edition’s 2017 Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award for Poetry. The book will be published in 2019 as a full-length digital experience of poetry, Keisha’s original art, and music, through the Morning House ebook series. Read more about this project here.