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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 131–132.
Published: 01 September 2018
... porch swings. Like the flick of a dirty magazine peeking out of the corner of crisp white sheets. Fill me with it. Tell me, slowly how you capture jazz in your eyes— what Bessie and Ma’ Rainey share under pulled lids scatting to the saxophone that is your eyebrows. I can hold it. Say it low...
Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... services are worthy of the gift of a “short set.” The slinky retro blues chorus coursing through this track holds a special resonance of sorts inasmuch as it recalls the sexual candor and assertiveness of blues legends such as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. All the same, Knowles’s pickup line here...