Author C.P. Patrick Talks Her Brilliant New Book Of Poetry And How She Stays Focused On Her Craft
By Abi Ishola for Beyond Classically Beautiful
C.P. Patrick is a writer and storyteller who revels in the opportunity to affirm that truth. These days that affirmation comes in the form of her second book titled, “Dear Ancestors,” a brilliant collection of poetry that focuses on the black experience.
“The collection begins in pre-colonial Africa, takes readers through the Middle Passage and trans-Atlantic slave trade, and ends with the state of Black America,” says Patrick of her latest offering. “It is a poetic homage to my ancestors.”
It’s also a slight departure from her original work. As a lover of fiction and fantasy interwoven with stories of the African Diaspora, Patrick’s first book, “The Truth About Awiti,” had many critics comparing her work to that of renowned author, Octavia Butler .
I recently caught up with Patrick to talk about “Dear Ancestors,” the creativity of her first novel, and what motivates her to write.
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