Colorado Review has published a wonderful review of Charles Kell‘s debut poetry collection Cage of Lit Glass. Reviewer Alyse Bensel provides smart and thoughtful insights about Charles’ work. Here’s a glimpse:
Charles Kell’s poems resist and critique the prison-industrial complex in his debut collection Cage of Lit Glass. These poems illuminate the seemingly endless cycles of violence that perpetuate government-sanctioned surveillance and incarceration, particularly on working class young men. The aftermath of that violence long reverberates; for the speakers among this collection, there is no escape, only the writing and telling of their stories, their intimate struggles and desire for vindication within trauma.
Read the full review here.