our name be witness

 

Our Name Be Witness is a hearing of voices and a judgment of women collected by poet Marvin K. White. These women where he comes from, mostly gone now, visit him in the still and quick of memory. These poems spirit, challenge, beg, egg and demand that they have their say. Part mother-tongue and part fortune-tale, White pens the truth of these women and all things: ahead of, in and on time that they were in wake, in life and in afterlife.