Guantanamo reviewed at The New Inquiry

Guantanamo-Frank-Smith-Vanessa-Place-Cover-thumbOver at The New Inquiry, Cora Currier reviews Frank Smith’s Guantanamo:

Smith’s mesmerizing book entangles the reader in the unknown men’s fates, and forces us to confront the perverse logic of the prison by enacting it, which makes book as affecting as a read through the raw documents in a case like Latif’s. One poem begins with a detainee saying, “What is this, to witness?” He is asking a technical question of the tribunal, but it strikes out at the reader (rhyming in French — Qu’est-ce que c’est, témoigner? – and alliterative in English), who is witnessing at such a distance.

Read Currier’s full review at The New Inquiry.

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