Author: Muslim, Kristine Ong
Formally adventurous and luminous in its imagery, Kristine Ong Muslim’s Black Arcadia exists in the space between order and chaos, process and product, beauty and destruction. Pristine couplets are juxtaposed with their remnants, the vestiges of a carefully structured world. As the book unfolds, readers will find themselves inhabiting a magnificent wilderness as Muslim writes across and beyond the literary forms that we’re familiar with. She shows us that it is within these radiant apertures, these glowing liminal places, that anything is possible. This is an accomplished, thought-provoking volume from a truly gifted poet.
C.2017 / UPP