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I give you my debut poetry collection, Brass Neck. Edited by Linda Ashok, with Foreword by Ilya Kaminsky

  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: RLFPA EDITIONS (January 26, 2020)
  • Language: English

“There is a large embrace of erotic and ecstatic impulses in this work. At their best, the poems in Brass Neck contain epigrammatic quality that is memorable in its reach for the tonal largesse: “home is the chaos / where you feel / most alive.” One is moved by the terrible pain and utter betrayal of girlhood in that many poems in this book showcase. And, at the same time, one is also surprised and compelled by the author’s uplift, by the unexpected tonalities, humor. This is a poet to watch.” – Ilya Kaminsky, Author of Deaf Republic

“Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo forges a self-conscious sense of otherness, and then digs into it with a sincerity of language that draws the reader in. Brass Neck traces the becoming of a woman – probing experiences with an earnest, uncompromising – almost defiant tongue. These poems make bare what it means to examine the self, to acknowledge the self’s own queerness, and to thread through its existence with deftness, precision and empathy all at once.” – Ama Asantewa Diaka, Author of You Too Will Know Me

“Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo bends language with elegance and a kind of passion that leaves the reader breathless. Brass Neck is a collection that traces a path across several realities especially about the traumas of existing as a woman. The language is soft and intense. Naa Takia in this collection, delves into experiences with luminous intensity. Her insights are perceptive and lyrical. The courage of this book is in how it asserts itself into everything without care.” – Tolu Daniels, Writer & Editor

Brass Neck is available on Amazon. In Ghana, you can also purchase the book via BookNook Store.