Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing

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Read Electric Arches Online Free - Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose. Blending stark realism with the fantastical, Ewing takes us from the streets of Chicago to an alien arrival in an unspecified future, deftly navigating boundaries of space, time, and reality with delight and flexibility.

Title : Electric Arches
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ISBN : 1608468569
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 94 pages


Roxane rated it ★★★★☆

November 24, 2017

I wasn’t quite sure how to feel about this book. The poems that were amazing were truly amazing, full of richness and depth about black girlhood and black womanness. The same goes for the amazing prose pieces. There was an interesting strain of afro futurism throughout that I wish was more fully...

Carol rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 16, 2017

There were moments of magic, but too few. There was no discernible theme or context/connection from one work to the next. Ewing's prose is lilting and magnificent. I loved, "What I talk about When I Talk About Black Jesus." For several poems where the lines were presented in script, they were nigh...

Lucy rated it ★★★★★

September 19, 2017

This came in the mail today, I sat down to look at it and ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting. Eve Ewing's writing is spectacular, the kind of poetry that makes you hold your breath as you read without even realizing it. Please, get this book.

Erica rated it ★★★★★

September 02, 2017

Everything about this was everything I needed in life, but didn't know. Every word was chosen carefully, and the combination of real life and magic is sincerely beautiful. Multiple times I cried and the poem about Fullerton Ave was amazing. And to the notebook kid, which I've read before to my st...

Jacob rated it ★★★★★

September 12, 2017

"Speak this to yourself until you know it is true." this book is magic

The Black Geek rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 14, 2017

When I first heard about Electric Arches, I looked forward to reading Ewing's book. I had been impressed by Ewing's scholarly research and academic biography. With this said, I was a bit disappointed in this book for the following reasons: 1) The haphazard organization of the poems made this book...

Janani rated it ★★★★☆

November 04, 2017

Here for the Chicago nostalgia alone.

Dionne rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

I'm not sure the last time I read a book that left me feeling so...human. "Electric Arches" reminded me that being Black is to be human in a way that is deeply rooted in the community, the Earth, and the cosmos. I cried multiple times while reading this, mostly because Ewing's writing style is ef...

O'Phylia rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2017

Blending verse with magical realism and a dash of speculative fiction, Ewing's words flow beautifully in a time where ugliness abounds. Electric Arches is what every black girl needs in her arsenal to face a world that hates her virulently. If you read this book, you will feel invincible.

Jalynn rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2017

This collection of poems, lyric essays and so on opened up a deeper meaning to shared black experiences, especially as a black woman. It's a work of time travel for me, and disturbing the timeline to go back to a favorite poem space is totally okay here. I'm still floored to have been able to hav...

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