Adam Ford reviewed Milk Teeth and Anders Villani’s Aril Wire in Cordite!
** You can read the full review here **
I could honestly quote the whole piece, but here’s one of the most striking paragraphs re: what I’m trying to achieve in my work:
But while gender identity is at the fore of some poems, White also challenges the potential assumption that a non-binary activist poet can or should only write about their activism. This point is successfully made by poems like ‘Plants my exes gave me’ and ‘Enraptured’, which depict experiences like gardening and falling in love that are common to all humans. In doing so White validates and celebrates the continuum of gender with other modes of experience, and hopefully educates those who believe they can only experience non-binary life vicariously.
And my absolute favourite lines:
There’s an appealing messiness, a futz and clutter, a chaos to the world White writes … Milk Teeth is an eclectic mixtape of a book, a stellar debut exhibiting equal parts ‘fuck that noise’ and a visceral love of life.
Thank you Adam and Cordite for such an insightful and eloquent review!