Orange Alert: essays on poetry, art, and the architecture of silence by Kazim Ali [2010, University of Michigan Press]
The Invisible Waterhole by Joe Kidd [2020, JKSB Media]
The Prettiest Girl at the Dance by John Dorsey [2020, Blue Horse Press]
The Far Mosque by Kazim Ali [2005, Alice James Books]
Wooroloo by Frieda Hughes [1998, Harper Flamingo]
The first of these I've finished reading is John Dorsey's. I left this brief review of it on Goodreads:
Victor Clevenger, in his introduction to this wonderful new collection of poetic vignettes, calls it "quite possibly [John Dorsey's] greatest work to date." I have to agree. That's saying a lot when you consider we've read a stack of Dorsey books and loved his work for years. Boy or girl, I'm pretty sure you're gonna love taking a spin or two (or more) around the ballroom floor with The Prettiest Girl at the Dance.