Dorothea Smartt is a member of the Black Arts Alliance and was the first poet in residence of Brixton Market in London. She is theplaywright of"Fall Out" and "Medusa" and the author of "Connecting Medium.""
"[The book's] strength lies in a multitude of voices transporting
us to the core of Bilal's slave narrative and the poet's own
personal history . . . it leaves us wanting to know more." Patience
Agbabi, author, "Transformatrix""
"An ambitious collection that resonates from the page long after and has a visceral poignancy." Michael McMillan, writer, playwright, and curator/artist, The West Indian Front Room"
"In blues-y, well crafted poems of loss, and desire, . . . Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets." Carole Boyce Davies, author, "Black Women, Writing and Identity""
"The bell-wrought Caribbean narratives of her second heart are destined for the world's anthologies." Kamau Brathwaite, author, "Born to Slow Horses""