Leila Chatti is a major star. We need her honest, compassionate voice so much, at this moment, and everywhere.
This is one of the punchiest and powerful chapbooks to appear in recent years. Leila Chatti is someone to watch.
I marvel at Leila Chatti’s poems, their deceptive ease, their ‘calligraphy of smoke,’ their luminous concern with identity and self, love and family, her aesthetic command. Leila Chatti is a remarkable poet. Take notice.