Dicko King calls this work “an ancestral chronicle,” but it’s bigger than that—something more like a species chronicle. King traces us out of the primordial ooze through our revolutions and migrations, and then, only finally, to his clan and family. This is poetry rising out of the blood and bones.
Grace Cavalieri of Washington Independent Review of Books features a review of Dicko King’s Doggerland in her list of July 2015 Exemplars. Cavalieri writes, “This is a genuine touch of Ireland from every side with the poet as historian, storyteller, and wit at its epicenter.”
Doggerland received a terrific review in Kirkus Reviews, who called Dicko King’s award-winning debut a “tremendous volume of poems that will illuminate and linger.” Read the full review here!