Washington’s book of poetry zeros in on the unique challenges women face in our modern world, and does it with unwavering strength.
– Bret Middleton, BET Editor’s Must-Read Book for 2016
Romaine Washington’s poetry is filled with images that are hot and cold, soft and hard. She pulls readers into her work with passion and determination as she draws on nature to illustrate her themes. Once we are in, we do not want to leave her poetic realm.
– Dr. Beverly V. Head, author of Walking North
Like an ocean’s shifting waters, Romaine’s poetry gently laps at your psyche before bursting into strong waves—either stirring up nostalgic longing or repulsion at bad memories. Her stylishly clever way with words, rich in imagery, transforms common life settings into unique scenarios that promise to never fade.
-Yayoi L. Winfrey, Editor/Publisher, Brothers and Others: An anthology of Black women writing about Black men
Romaine Washington is a poet for our times. Her words evoke images that will linger in our minds long after the reading is done. Her poems are defibrillators of the soul – resuscitating our hearts to a world yearning for freedom.
– Ewuare S. Osayande, Editor Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and
[Like] Lucile Clifton… Romaine’s lyrical voice unmasks the hard truths of our human condition, particularly the oppression of women, through her unique use of diction, syntax, and extraordinary imagery, which engages the intellect and speaks to the
souls of her readers
– Dr. Catherine Humphrey, IAWP UCR Fellow