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Reviews

  • In this sure, wise and devastating collection, Coleman pushes against the limitations of language ... I cried many times while reading but also laughed enormously. What a joy of a book

    Caleb Azumah Nelson, author of OPEN WATER
  • Wanda Coleman is not just wickedly wise, she is transcendent

    Washington Post
  • Wanda Coleman's peerless Wicked Enchantment has words to crack you open and heal you where it counts - hateful and hilarious, heartbroke and hellbent. All honor to her name

    Mary Karr, author of THE LIARS' CLUB
  • Wanda Coleman gives literary voice to thoughts on survival, as a Black woman who suffers economic, racist and misogynistic attack. Essential reading for all

    Roger Robinson, author of A PORTABLE PARADISE
  • One of the greatest poets ever to come out of LA

    New Yorker
  • Coleman is master of telling unvarnished truths - about self, about the world, about personal past and our collective future

    Los Angeles Times
  • Her work pushes us to confront injustice with as much candor as she did

    Poetry
  • Her works crackle with life ... aching and meditative

    Booklist
  • Sassy, funny, and wickedly sharp ... there are more than a dozen poems in Hayes's astute gathering that should be widely anthologized, certainly as much as any poem by Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, or [Frank] O'Hara ... Wicked Enchantment should help set the record straight: Coleman is a great American poet

    John Yau, Hyperallergic

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