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STARRED REVIEW

Heed the Hollow

With his debut collection, Malcolm Tariq is asking, gorgeously, a question, and allows anyone to answer.

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Review of ‘Heed the Hollow’

“Take this moan as a historical rendering, / my downward-facing sigh,” Malcolm Tariq commands in the middle of Heed the Hollow, his debut poetry collection. But by this point in Tariq’s book, the reader has already been convinced to do so by his euphonious diction and seamless entwinement of the “black bottom,” a term he…

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