There is strength in pain, the rivers are forever, and the women endure. From the moment she shirked her childhood chores in Monrovia and instead picked up a pencil to craft a poem for her father, Wesley carved out her own space, a place where she can endure and witness and shape her world.
In this review of Patricia Jabbeh Wesley‘s Praise Song for My Children new and selected poems, Pittsburgh Current Lit Writer Jody DiPerna highlights Patricia’s ability to deliver difficult experiences with humility, joy, and even humor. “This collection can break you. It can also make you laugh out loud,” DiPerna writes. Praise Song for My Children is noted as a collection of truths that continues to resonate with readers today.
Read the full review here.