[03/22/2022] Each One a Furnace by Tolu Oloruntoba

[03/22/2022] Each One a Furnace by Tolu Oloruntoba

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McClelland & Stewart, paperback

Publication Date: March 22, 2022

Publisher Marketing: From the author of The Junta of Happenstance, here is abrilliant new collection of poems—a burning chronicle of passage and stillness and restlessness.

Each One a Furnace explores (im)migration, diasporas, transience, and instability by following the behaviour, and the abundant variety, of finches. The often-migratory birds in these poems typify the unrest, and inability to rest, that animate the lives of billions in the modern world. Out of the register of ornithology, themes of difficulty, adversity, and migrancy, urban ennui, and the psychic struggles of diasporic peoples take shape. Those unable to be at rest in the world take to improbable flight.

Trailing the global mobility of birds, in urban and non-urban settings, in historical and contemporary contexts, and through the metaphysical and concrete, Each One a Furnace is a chronicle of struggle within, and between, cultures.