“Robert Earl Price’s Blood Flow gives powerful voice to voices not always heeded: to African slaves arriving on America soil, to largely forgotten jazz musicians, to other poets deserving celebration. He ranges across history and geography and commemorates ritual occasions in fresh and vivid ways: Juneteenth, 9/11, MLK day. His words describing a bass player capture the force of his own artistry, he “plucks our spines and reminds/Us of the dark urges.” Blood Flow is an exciting new chapter in Price’s inventive poetic career.”
— Dr. Christopher Ames
President, Russell Sage College, Troy NY.