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Transforming Memory
into a Place of Solace
 
A Review of 

Acacia Road:
Poems
 

Aaron Brown

Paperback:
Silverfish Review Press, 2018
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Reviewed by Ben Rawlins
 
 

Aaron Brown’s Acacia Road flows from a remembered intimacy with a particular place foreign to most of us. In the opening poem, “N’Djamena Morning,” the speaker strolls through the African city as a popular song crackles on the radio, and a lizard scurries across a wall. N’Djamena is the capitol of Chad, a land-locked country in north-central Africa and Brown’s home through childhood and adolescence until violence forced his family to leave. Even as these poems provide continued connection to past meaningful experience, they also acknowledge the palpable sense of loss inherent to translating memory into poetry.

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