PreviewsBertrand Bickersteth

  • The Response of Weeds

    A Misplacement of Black Poetry on the Prairies

    Bertrand Bickersteth

    These poems grapple with, as the poet says, “history, race, place, and words themselves.” Bickersteth sings the blues, names the rivers, looks at the fields in all their flatness, and replants cultural icons such as Clark Kent, Christopher Columbus, Louis Armstrong, Ralph Ellison, and Hattie McDaniel on the Prairies.