Reviews of Jasmine Gibson's Don't Let Them See Me Like This

Reviews of Jasmine Gibson's Don't Let Them See Me Like This

We are thrilled to share these reviews of Don't Let Them See Me Like This by Jasmine Gibson!

Ismail Muhammad over at The Millions featured Don't Let Them See Me Like This in the article "A Year in Reading," saying, "For me, the collection’s incessant flitting between anger and sensuality destabilized what it means to undertake a radical politics, moving us away from a hardened antagonism and into something more receptive: an attention to the sensuality of black bodies, and all the ways they can be in the world."

Eli Tareq of Librairie Drawn & Quarterly highlighted Gibson's collection of poetry, stating, "This collection is unlike any other, and Jasmine Gibson's voice is one to listen to. It's definitely what is good about contemporary poetry these days, her work so in conversation with other queer writers of colour." 

The staff of Verso Books also selected Don't Let Them See Me Like This as one of their favorite books of 2018, exclaiming, "Gibson's poems cut through capitalism's violent impositions on the body and the heart in a true dialectical fashion, exposing the lingering debris of class war that so often goes unspoken and unseen."