newly untitled (intentionally lowercase) is a poetry collection of reclamation that reflects on twenty years of the "sticky parts" of life with honesty and sincerity. Though personal, it's an accessible read, exploring culturally collective topics - like abandonment, urban renewal, and spirituality - side-by-side with esoteric matters - like growing older gracefully and enjoying Hip Hop as a mirror of the human experience. A contemplative collection, newly untitled is an authentic and intentional slice of Black, urban, feminine life.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY:
“ Poetry that speaks to you
Bruce's works cover all the facets of life in a woman's life: love, loss, family and growth. Her poems are stark and simple but evoke images that are heartbreakingly real. You read a poem and respond, yes, that's exactly right-that's how it is for me, too; I just don't know how to say it so well. The poems are important because the author casts a courageous eye on all the frailties of humanity.”
Reviewed in the United States on 06/20/2020