Spiral as Ritual by Shanekia McIntosh
5.5" x 7.5"
paperback / 48pp / perfect bound
0 color images / 0 b&w images
A first chapbook from poet and performer Shanekia McIntosh.
Cover artwork by Tschabalala Self (“From Afar,” 2019). Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias, London.
“Spiral as Ritual is a meditation in the way that one might think of a hurricane—sustained winds whorled around the no-place of an eye or an ‘I’ (in absentia). McIntosh identifies the formation of an individuated subject as an expression of integrating a world dominated by racist settler-colonial conditions, present and past, which produce in their wake collateral destruction.”
—Joey de Jesus
“Questioning the framework of ailed and failing social architecture, Spiral as Ritual moves with the fury of crashing waves, urgency for air and for answers. Shanekia McIntosh plunges forth, fast-punching and clear in her demand for real and compassionate resolutions—not empty gestures—asking out loud and inwardly, equally, daringly; A groundswell needed / Rejecting complacency.“
—S*an D. Henry-Smith
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