Postcolonial Love Poem
by Natalie Díaz
Graywolf Press, 2020
Summary: This collection features a range of language and themes. It is about mental health, nature, sex, and love. The language is beautiful and the imagery is sometimes brutal.
Overall every poem is written deliberately and lyrically. I did prefer the poems that spoke more of their connection to the land or about mental health and their connections to their family; which is not to say that their poems about lovers were inferior, I just didn’t connect with them quite the same. I would recommend this collection to people wanting an indigenous perspective on navigating our current world plus someone who writes about loving women. It is short but packs an emotional punch. It is well-written. Some poems illicit giggles or tears. There are multiple poems I’d recommend individually and I want to read their earlier collection.