War Dove by Troy Cabida
‘This debut is a battle cry for our past and future selves, a serenade finding pleasure in the things that fight back.’ R. A. Villanueva
‘There are lines that make you pause and think, and lines that shatter with the brilliance of quartz.’ Romalyn Ante
Troy Cabida’s War Dove is a story of profound growth, of growing into oneself, of knowing tenderness, not as a skin to be sloughed on the way to maturity but a central muscle beating vital strength into the body. Cabida’s poetry refracts mental and emotional wellbeing through a kaleidoscope of cultural identities. This dove learns to soar and sway, heal and harden like ‘honey / crystallised and unflinching’.