Objects of Attention
There is such care in Aichlee Bushnell’s Objects. Care to tell the story of Sally Hemings. Care with how to represent her, her body. Care to not appropriate. Care to complicate. Care to tell it as expansive, as international. Care with juxtaposition. And care also with the aesthetic difficulties of this story. A poem this thoughtful is rare. A poem this thoughtful and this moving is unique, special, genre-changing.