Even this Page is White

Even this Page is White

Vivek's debut collection of poetry is a bold and timely interrogation of skin: its origins, functions, and limitations. Poems that range in style from starkly concrete to limber break down the barriers that prevent understanding of what it means to be racialized. Shraya paints the face of everyday racism with words, rendering it visible, tangible, and undeniable....

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Title:Even this Page is White
Author:Vivek Shraya
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Even this Page is White
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:116 pages pages

Even this Page is White Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Feb 11, 2016

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

  • Jenni
    Mar 15, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

  • Lauren
    Apr 27, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

  • Luana
    Jun 18, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

    3.5 stars. While many parts of this were beautiful, there were quite a few that fell a bit flat. I also felt like a lot of this would've worked better as spoken word? ...

    the overall message displayed in this book was incredibly thought provoking, challenging my beliefs towards race and solidarity as a POC. Vivek Shraya, a trans woman, outlines her experiences with self-hatred and whiteness being all around her. She uses this platform to explicitly show...

    A powerful and important book that everyone should read...and reread ...

  • TheSkepticalReader
    Feb 05, 2018

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

  • feux d'artifice
    Oct 17, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

    3.5 stars. While many parts of this were beautiful, there were quite a few that fell a bit flat. I also felt like a lot of this would've worked better as spoken word? ...

    the overall message displayed in this book was incredibly thought provoking, challenging my beliefs towards race and solidarity as a POC. Vivek Shraya, a trans woman, outlines her experiences with self-hatred and whiteness being all around her. She uses this platform to explicitly show...

    A powerful and important book that everyone should read...and reread ...

    3.5** Very topical; particularly liked the sections Whitespeak and How to Talk to a White Person. Interesting perspective?and one not often given voice. There were some poems too overt for my liking, but sometimes you have to be overt to make a point, and Vivek certainly has some ...

    With everything happening today, I needed a book of poetry about race, about how race is treated in this world today, and I thought this book was EXACTLY what I needed after the BreakBeat Poets (one of my favourite collections of modern poetry today). Sadly, this collection left me fee...

    I am not having good luck with poetry today. Even This Page is White is an evocative title. It's a poetic title and it made me eager to dive into some intense poems about race. Unfortunately, while the ideas expressed were valuable and important, I struggled to really see most of this ...

    Not even sure how to do justice to this book in a traditional review. I'm working on it. Seeing Shraya perform this live was an amazing experience! ...

    this book is amazing ...

    WOW ok its been a long time since i read a poetry collection that was just so carefully and thoughtfully put together? i felt like i was reading a master composer at work, who carefully thought out the prelude, the rising action and the denouement anf with the grand finish. INCROYABLE...

  • rosalind
    Nov 15, 2016

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

    3.5 stars. While many parts of this were beautiful, there were quite a few that fell a bit flat. I also felt like a lot of this would've worked better as spoken word? ...

    the overall message displayed in this book was incredibly thought provoking, challenging my beliefs towards race and solidarity as a POC. Vivek Shraya, a trans woman, outlines her experiences with self-hatred and whiteness being all around her. She uses this platform to explicitly show...

    A powerful and important book that everyone should read...and reread ...

    3.5** Very topical; particularly liked the sections Whitespeak and How to Talk to a White Person. Interesting perspective?and one not often given voice. There were some poems too overt for my liking, but sometimes you have to be overt to make a point, and Vivek certainly has some ...

    With everything happening today, I needed a book of poetry about race, about how race is treated in this world today, and I thought this book was EXACTLY what I needed after the BreakBeat Poets (one of my favourite collections of modern poetry today). Sadly, this collection left me fee...

    I am not having good luck with poetry today. Even This Page is White is an evocative title. It's a poetic title and it made me eager to dive into some intense poems about race. Unfortunately, while the ideas expressed were valuable and important, I struggled to really see most of this ...

    Not even sure how to do justice to this book in a traditional review. I'm working on it. Seeing Shraya perform this live was an amazing experience! ...

    this book is amazing ...

  • Leah Horlick
    Apr 25, 2016

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

  • Liz Janet
    Dec 03, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

  • Laura Frey (Reading in Bed)
    Sep 21, 2016

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

    3.5 stars. While many parts of this were beautiful, there were quite a few that fell a bit flat. I also felt like a lot of this would've worked better as spoken word? ...

    the overall message displayed in this book was incredibly thought provoking, challenging my beliefs towards race and solidarity as a POC. Vivek Shraya, a trans woman, outlines her experiences with self-hatred and whiteness being all around her. She uses this platform to explicitly show...

    A powerful and important book that everyone should read...and reread ...

    3.5** Very topical; particularly liked the sections Whitespeak and How to Talk to a White Person. Interesting perspective?and one not often given voice. There were some poems too overt for my liking, but sometimes you have to be overt to make a point, and Vivek certainly has some ...

    With everything happening today, I needed a book of poetry about race, about how race is treated in this world today, and I thought this book was EXACTLY what I needed after the BreakBeat Poets (one of my favourite collections of modern poetry today). Sadly, this collection left me fee...

    I am not having good luck with poetry today. Even This Page is White is an evocative title. It's a poetic title and it made me eager to dive into some intense poems about race. Unfortunately, while the ideas expressed were valuable and important, I struggled to really see most of this ...

    Not even sure how to do justice to this book in a traditional review. I'm working on it. Seeing Shraya perform this live was an amazing experience! ...

  • Jason
    Mar 02, 2016

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

  • Barth Siemens
    Jan 03, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

  • Emmkay
    Dec 14, 2016

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

  • Cherise
    Jul 30, 2016

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

    3.5 stars. While many parts of this were beautiful, there were quite a few that fell a bit flat. I also felt like a lot of this would've worked better as spoken word? ...

    the overall message displayed in this book was incredibly thought provoking, challenging my beliefs towards race and solidarity as a POC. Vivek Shraya, a trans woman, outlines her experiences with self-hatred and whiteness being all around her. She uses this platform to explicitly show...

    A powerful and important book that everyone should read...and reread ...

    3.5** Very topical; particularly liked the sections Whitespeak and How to Talk to a White Person. Interesting perspective?and one not often given voice. There were some poems too overt for my liking, but sometimes you have to be overt to make a point, and Vivek certainly has some ...

    With everything happening today, I needed a book of poetry about race, about how race is treated in this world today, and I thought this book was EXACTLY what I needed after the BreakBeat Poets (one of my favourite collections of modern poetry today). Sadly, this collection left me fee...

  • Meg
    Mar 11, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Nov 23, 2016

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

  • Jae
    Dec 29, 2016

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Feb 05, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

  • Chris Frakes
    Sep 03, 2018

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

    3.5 stars. While many parts of this were beautiful, there were quite a few that fell a bit flat. I also felt like a lot of this would've worked better as spoken word? ...

    the overall message displayed in this book was incredibly thought provoking, challenging my beliefs towards race and solidarity as a POC. Vivek Shraya, a trans woman, outlines her experiences with self-hatred and whiteness being all around her. She uses this platform to explicitly show...

    A powerful and important book that everyone should read...and reread ...

    3.5** Very topical; particularly liked the sections Whitespeak and How to Talk to a White Person. Interesting perspective?and one not often given voice. There were some poems too overt for my liking, but sometimes you have to be overt to make a point, and Vivek certainly has some ...

  • Lydia
    Jun 03, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

  • BookishStitcher
    Aug 12, 2018

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

  • Maggie Gordon
    Jul 11, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

    3.5 stars. While many parts of this were beautiful, there were quite a few that fell a bit flat. I also felt like a lot of this would've worked better as spoken word? ...

    the overall message displayed in this book was incredibly thought provoking, challenging my beliefs towards race and solidarity as a POC. Vivek Shraya, a trans woman, outlines her experiences with self-hatred and whiteness being all around her. She uses this platform to explicitly show...

    A powerful and important book that everyone should read...and reread ...

    3.5** Very topical; particularly liked the sections Whitespeak and How to Talk to a White Person. Interesting perspective?and one not often given voice. There were some poems too overt for my liking, but sometimes you have to be overt to make a point, and Vivek certainly has some ...

    With everything happening today, I needed a book of poetry about race, about how race is treated in this world today, and I thought this book was EXACTLY what I needed after the BreakBeat Poets (one of my favourite collections of modern poetry today). Sadly, this collection left me fee...

    I am not having good luck with poetry today. Even This Page is White is an evocative title. It's a poetic title and it made me eager to dive into some intense poems about race. Unfortunately, while the ideas expressed were valuable and important, I struggled to really see most of this ...

  • Alice Lippart
    Jan 22, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

  • Renée Yoxon
    Mar 08, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

  • Ally
    Jul 21, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

    3.5 stars. While many parts of this were beautiful, there were quite a few that fell a bit flat. I also felt like a lot of this would've worked better as spoken word? ...

    the overall message displayed in this book was incredibly thought provoking, challenging my beliefs towards race and solidarity as a POC. Vivek Shraya, a trans woman, outlines her experiences with self-hatred and whiteness being all around her. She uses this platform to explicitly show...

    A powerful and important book that everyone should read...and reread ...

    3.5** Very topical; particularly liked the sections Whitespeak and How to Talk to a White Person. Interesting perspective?and one not often given voice. There were some poems too overt for my liking, but sometimes you have to be overt to make a point, and Vivek certainly has some ...

    With everything happening today, I needed a book of poetry about race, about how race is treated in this world today, and I thought this book was EXACTLY what I needed after the BreakBeat Poets (one of my favourite collections of modern poetry today). Sadly, this collection left me fee...

    I am not having good luck with poetry today. Even This Page is White is an evocative title. It's a poetic title and it made me eager to dive into some intense poems about race. Unfortunately, while the ideas expressed were valuable and important, I struggled to really see most of this ...

    Not even sure how to do justice to this book in a traditional review. I'm working on it. Seeing Shraya perform this live was an amazing experience! ...

    this book is amazing ...

    WOW ok its been a long time since i read a poetry collection that was just so carefully and thoughtfully put together? i felt like i was reading a master composer at work, who carefully thought out the prelude, the rising action and the denouement anf with the grand finish. INCROYABLE...

    This. is. amazing! A collection of poetry focusing on race and sexuality is nothing new, but the ways that the writer employs metaphor to discuss them is absolutely stunning. Rather than just talking about race in an abstract form, it's all about skin. Literal skin, skin as a boundary,...

  • Greg Giannakis
    Aug 26, 2016

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

    3.5 stars. While many parts of this were beautiful, there were quite a few that fell a bit flat. I also felt like a lot of this would've worked better as spoken word? ...

  • Olivia-Savannah  Roach
    Jul 20, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

  • Roxanne (The Novel Sanctuary)
    Jan 08, 2018

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

  • Sarah
    Jul 25, 2018

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...

    I still think the title is the best part. ...

    3.5 stars. While many parts of this were beautiful, there were quite a few that fell a bit flat. I also felt like a lot of this would've worked better as spoken word? ...

    the overall message displayed in this book was incredibly thought provoking, challenging my beliefs towards race and solidarity as a POC. Vivek Shraya, a trans woman, outlines her experiences with self-hatred and whiteness being all around her. She uses this platform to explicitly show...

  • ridwana
    Mar 29, 2017

    Amazingly, this is not the first book of poems by a transgender or gender fluid Canadian person-of-color that I've read in the last two weeks (the previous was A Place Called No Homeland, also highly recommended.) Another great read for National Poetry Month. The subheadings of thes...

    Absolutely brilliant and important. Necessary reading, especially for white people. A proper review to come once I read this again. So much to work through. So well-crafted, so powerful. ...

    Holy shit, a powerful and beautiful book, both in terms of its content about racism and its craft playing with different poem types and structure. I will need to read this again (and probably again and again). Full review on my blog here. ...

    An important collection discussing crucial issues in our society. Some poems were fantastic, but I found the style of a lot of them difficult to get on with. ...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex These poems were riveting and powerful. I was so happy to give this poetry collection a read. I first heard about this book when it was a nominee for a 2016 Goodreads choice award in the poetry category. The title had me intrigued and the r...

    Happy Pride Month! Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya has to be one of my most long-awaited reads of 2017. And from the first poem, white dreams, I loved her work. She discusses racism, colour, what it means to be brown, desire, sexuality and how in coveting whiteness, you c...

    I decided I wanted to read Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya because I am someone who loves to read poetry, but rarely reads any modern, newly published poetry that isn?t classical. This particular collection caught my eye because it is about white privilege, and how to handle ...

    This is the future of QTIPOC poetry, folks. The kind of book people are going to look back and credit as their formative text on race -- the kind of book you'll fall back on again and again. Keep it on your syllabus as an antidote to the legion of white male poets; keep it on your nigh...

    You can feel the frustration in so many of these poems. And I can relate just as much to the rage. ...

    3.75* ...

    Multi-layered and thought-provoking collection of poetry that peels back and teases away at the complexities of race. Imaginative and mind-opening without being dully didactic. The pop culture pieces do pop, but may not have the staying power of the other pieces, some of which were bre...

    If I write about you is it appropriation If I don't write about you is it erasure If I include you is it tokenizing If I don't include you is it invisibilizing Shraya's words will move you: maybe to tears - maybe to smile - maybe to consider - maybe to anger. Impactful, imp...

    The opening salvo is certainly evocative--more than I had prepared myself for. Several pieces are full on brilliant. Others quietly sneak into your consciousness. Some never revealed their point to me. I'm glad to have read it. ...

    I whispered "damn" under my breath a lot of times. ...

    what do I say? go read it! ...

    Absolutely paradigm-shifting and necessary. So thankful for this collection. ...

    3.5 stars This was good, and I could tell that Vivek Shraya felt really strongly about LBGTQ+ things and race. The poetry felt very personal more like the author was expressing their own journey than trying to produce some emotion in the reader. For me a 5 star poetry collection mea...

    This is definitely an impactful read. I am still not really into poetry, though. ...

    6/5 STARS THIS WAS INCREDIBLE this is it. this is the book of poetry i've been searching for my entire life. everything was beautiful, i related to so much. nothing seemed like the writer tried too hard to appeal to a specific audience, everything was genuine and gorgeous. everybody...