AUTHOR: ASHLEY ODILIA ARMAND
Marabou guides the reader into a portal centered on the intricacies of falling in admiration with yourself by first recognizing the tenderness of being covered by your skin and the beauty that saunters underneath its surface. Armand guides you on a journey through her delicate lens as she infuses her rich Caribbean culture into each section of this collection in an exceptionally vivid way.
In Marabou, the stories, melodies, and cadences steer the reader into going within to track, identify, and hold their feelings accountable while feeling as if they were within these poems.
Armand’s poems grapple with expressions that manifest through explorations of sentimental intimacies like foaming hot chocolates and paint strokes that birth nations while utilizing an in-depth understanding of spirituality’s transformative power Armand’s poems bring you to feel, in a chilling, playful way. The reader goes on a healing journey through a dynamic narrative that allows these poems to feel like medicine, rhythm, and movement.