A lyrical outpouring of kinship, heritage, and a woman’s transformation within the world that envelops her. Gathering the Waters is a rich compendium of heartfelt poetic verse.
Keisha-Gaye Anderson is comfortable in the language and truth of her poems. Hers is a necessary voice for our times. These poems sing, dance, rumble and cry out like sweet thunder from the coral colored shore of her poetic terrain. I am in awe of these spirit vocals, these healing water sounds.
—Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, poet and author of Convincing The Body
Gathering the Waters is a potent book of poetry that can intoxicate your senses. Keisha wields her pen like a Samurai swordsman. Her poetry deals with the personal us, the intimate us, and the history of us. Keisha’s poetry takes you on a wonderfully exciting journey through the culture and beauty of being Black, with the promise of tomorrow.
—Abiodun Oyewole, The Last Poets