Book Review: Kristine Ong Muslim’s “Black Arcadia”

Critical Essay by Arlene J Yandug |

The preface, though not necessary in many books, is helpful here as it provides a glimpse of the author’s extensive reading. It helps readers traverse with some degree of confidence the poems’ dark, haunting habitation: a habitation that shows the writer’s prodigious literary energy sustained by her wide-ranging interest in speculative literature. Aside from mythology, the overlapping areas of history, popular culture, science especially astronomy, literature, and info technology are the rich sources for the promptings and the inner working of the poems. Thus, there’s always this sensation of exhilarating encounter when reading Kristine Ong Muslim. Continue reading Book Review: Kristine Ong Muslim’s “Black Arcadia”