The genre and convention bending poetic memoir ON
UNBECOMING is an act of bravery, a reclamation of self, an exploration of voice. The poet is at once honoring the ancestors and her specific cultural narrative while also weaving a mystical tapestry of self-creation that is celestial and universal, and wholly original, moving beyond familial and societal bonds. Hokis uses language play as a tool for excavating the inner world, stressing parts of words and striking others. More than just a collection of poems, this work is a painstaking chipping away of norms and expectations. We are witness to the poet’s creative act of confronting and reimagining history though the alchemy of language, carving out a new personal mythology.
UNBECOMING is available at amazon.com and hokis.blog (signed copies). For questions on indie bookstore copies email firstname.lastname@example.org.