Derango-Adem, Adebe / Unmooring
What might it mean to be a -fish out of water, - or for a siren to learn how to swim? In The Unmooring, this question has everything to do with coming to terms with one's supposed humanity--what anchors us as human beings to our sense of -self- in the singular, in light of inhabiting such a plural, turbulent world. In ways both forthright and nuanced, The Unmooring is a short but powerful voyage into the heart of what it means to despair and keep going (or, keep swimming); it is a collection of -love poems, ---to the beloved, but also to the self--bearing an agenda both creative and political. Canada's poet laureate George Elliott Clarke has called Adebe DeRango-Adem a young Canadian author to watch. In her third full-length collection she delivers on that promise.