& more black is full of “dance floor long division,” Hello Kitty lunchboxes, double-dutch, and “dyke dowry.“ It remixes the visions and vernaculars of Wangechi Mutu, Amiri Baraka, Erykah Badu, Glenn Ligon, and countless others.  It finds the music in Graceland quicksand and “Kanye’s alter ego.” “we be makeshift / bodies got too many mouths” t’ai freedom ford writes in these propulsive, poly-vocal, poly-verbal gems. This is a book holding spectacular spells, songs and instructions for freedom.

Terrance Hayes