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Spill Ink On It

jennifer jazz

 

ISBN 978-1-949966-72-5       222 pages       $16.00

Imagine a taut silk thread between Samuel R Delany’s The Motion of Light in Water and the glorious rainbow that is New Narrative. That shining drop on the line—raindrop or tear?—is Jennifer Jazz’ Spill Ink on It. You will love this book.

     Ron Silliman

 

An inventive and illluminating memoir where violence operates as both agent and a constant whisper...

     Ronaldo V. Wilson, Lucy 72

 

The missing black female perspective on one of the formative periods of contemporary American arts and culture. 5 pages in, I had goosebumps. I was over the moon.

     Risha Rox, Corporeal Painter, Installation Artist

 

New York City is a whirl...a rush of sensation, an elusive geode of togetherness,..portals that open at someone’s apartment on the Lower East Side and end in the glare of a street lamp. Jazz’s memoir is one black woman’s journey through the streets and its private shimmers. All at once a subway ride, punk rock song, and late night wandering. Spill Ink on It reveals a city long trying to kill its own multiplicity, its own invited and disavowed “huddles,” while holding those revelations close to the orbit of where pen doesn’t travel.

     Sarah Jane Cervenak,

     Wandering: Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom

 

A loaded brush a loaded voice. Spill Ink on It shakes the page.

     Heather Woods, Light Bearing

 

Jennifer Jazz winks us into the quiet of a black woman writer’s life in 80’s NYC (all the haunting beauty of it), always tending to the intimate.”

     Petero Kalule Kalimba

 

Written in richly textured language informed by jazz, punk, and Caribbean rhythms that is a performance in itself ...

     Marnie L. Froberg, writer, filmmaker