Macaronic plenitude of language instantiates places and states of mind. If Edouard Glissant says that we write in the presence of all the world's languages, then we have in Simone White's OF BEING DISPERSED, an underground stream reaching the surface of the page—in lines acrobatic and limber, fluent in code switch, mood shift and modes of inquiry. I read White's volume as a poetic lens on the specificities of the diaspora and the 'dispersed,' written with baroque skepticism, feminist vision and attention to the complications of a Black yet to be storyed any/where.
Simone White is also the author of House Envy of All the World (Factory School/Heretical Texts) and Unrest (Ugly Duckling Presse/Dossier Series). She is Program Director at The Poetry Project and lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.