Poetry, chapbook, 29 pages, from Glass Poetry Press.
What Logan February has done in How To Cook A Ghost is taken food, a pleasure, and seasoned it with a visceral emotion that rings throughout this ode to love, loss and living through both in equal measure. I walk away from this marvelous work feeling as if I am full, and yet still hungry for whatever might come next.
-Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, author of The Crown Ain't Worth Much
With a meticulous tenderness, February has conjured up a collection of poems that explore love, loss, consumption, queerness, race & weaves them together in this glorious & haunted cookbook. The poems glow with longing & they smell like an old lover's favorite dish. You will be picking February's words out of your mouth, your pillow, your dinner, your heart, long after you read them.
-Melissa Lozada-Oliva, author of Peluda
"If you do not let it go, / it will burn your hands," February warns in How to Cook a Ghost, a stunning investigation into a world of grief, temptation, and loss. This set of instructions for how to live with the living ghosts that haunt us, most importantly, begs the reader to take a look inward, to ask of oneself, "Why do you fill yourself / with the very things that / will not stay inside of you." The wisdom buried in these poems is unearthed with each reading. And for this guidance, this exploration, I am grateful to Logan February.
-Eloisa Amezcua, author of From the Inside Quietly
Logan February's How to Cook a Ghost is an offering, hurried past you on a silver plate at the kind of banquet you attend only when it's dark and we are being honest. The poems tantalize with instruction, introspection, and invocation: "Retribution, like lemonade, is easy" promises one; "Turn up the heat. If your conscience / starts to act up, / throw it in the oven" another. A must for those who like their poetry potent, and who know that the best bites are meant to be shared.
-Sonya Vatomsky, author of Salt is for Curing
Logan February is a happy-ish Nigerian owl who likes pizza & typewriters. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in (b)OINK, Wildness, Vagabond City, and more. His chapbooks, Painted Blue with Saltwater (Indolent Books) and How to Cook a Ghost (Glass Poetry Press) are forthcoming. Say hello on Instagram & Twitter @loganfebruary.