Shelf Awareness’ Review of t’ai freedom ford’s HOW TO GET OVER

In Shelf Awareness’ review of t’ai freedom ford’s HOW TO GET OVER, they herald the debut effort of the poet as an experience rarely accessed by readers – one that might inspire the reader to start dancing. “To read t’ai freedom ford’s how to get over is to wish to see it performed live. Laden with internal rhymes and cascading images, it could chart on the radio if a drum track were added. This debut, however, is anything but disposable pop. Half of the poems are a fierce reckoning with the systemic injustices of the past, while the other half are a sweaty insistence on embracing the potential of the present. . . . Tuned in and turned on, how to get over is a summons not to be missed.”