“(Dirty River) serves as a queer, disabled, punk of color manifesto that forces readers to open doors and go to places that have long been shut tight… If you are looking for an incredible book that is unlike anything else you have ever read, pick up Dirty River. You can thank me later.” — Manjeet […]
“(Leah’s work) paints a portrait of crippled body sovereignty in a world that would rather isolate us until we disappear.” — Cyree Jarelle Johnson, Deaf Poets Society
“Piepzna-Samarasinha offers us a collective roadmap for living untamed, uncategorizable lives.” — Bitch Media
“Leah’s poems are rebel songs and love songs that bear witness and fight back – as miraculous, as mean, as stunning as every queer brown girl who survives.” — Qwo-Li Driskill, author of Walking with Ghosts: Poems
“With memorable references to Cherrie Moraga, bell hooks and Sonia Sanchez… Piepzna-Samarasinha’s writing should be shelved right beside them.” — Allison McCarthy, Bitch Magazine.
“Once I picked up Love Cake, I could not put it down until I finished every poem, even though I sometimes had to read through my tears… The gift of this poetry collection is nothing less than a roadmap to what liberation can look like for queer people who survive personal and collective trauma.” — […]