Aurore Gatwenzi, Latitude 46 Publishing
Casual, abstract, and sometimes heartbreaking, bleeding from the depths, Aurore Gatwenzi challenges her own reflection in her debut collection. Peer into an inner monologue of unobstructed, thought-provoking encounters with spirituality and religion. Listen into candid recordings of romance and grief. Gatwenzi gives more than she takes, opening up the reader’s ability to see and not just look. Come into these poems to investigate small love, deep loss, and even obsession. With a thickness of language stewed in her home culture of Northern Ontario and the challenges of being Black there and anywhere, Gold Pours teaches us how to belong in the nuanced spaces that we can’t help but claim.