The Moral Judgement of Butterflies was the September pick for our Hope Is The Thing Poetry subscription box and we so loved the collection we weren't quite ready to let it go - and so we thought we'd host a wee poetry discussion special!
K. Eltinaé is a Sudanese poet of Nubian descent who is currently residing in Spain and his work has been translated into Arabic, Greek, Farsi, Spanish and French.
In this collection, Eltinaé’s butterflies represent movement and migration, the still and the stirring, the simple beauty of the every day and the delicate and complex nature of existence. The magnitude of emotion and experience expressed in this collection is unparalleled. Even in the typography, the layout, images, and the multiplicity of language, there is a breadth and depth that calls for a soulful, compassionate response. These poems, in their rootedness of the human condition, transcend borders while confronting them and their colonial implications.
This is a book full of love and loss, resilience and resistance, respite and careful consideration. This is poetry at its best; it traverses landscapes and cultures, and shares infinite wisdoms. Please do get yourself a copy and join us for a one off poetry book club, hosted by Peach over zoom!
use the code TRY-HOPE-POETRY at checkout to get 10% off a copy of the book.