Bahamian, Nathan Curtis has published his third international poetry
collection and is receiving great reviews with over 37,000 twitter
followers and over 10,000 fan page likes his third collection being sold
by the 13 most known distributors in the world including Baker and Taylor, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles among the list.
Four out of five star reviews for his third
collection his poetic voice is known international and readers are
begging for more after a two year hiatus from writing he says he is back
and reclaiming his throne as one of the best in the world and the
reviews have proven it.
Here is a review by Rich Follett for Readers' Favorite:
Truth Be Told? by Nathan Curtis is a poignant, heartrending
collection of verse which asks big questions and demands big answers.
The focus of Truth Be Told? is twofold: on one hand, the pain of a gay
black man coming out to a family who subsequently rejects him; on the
other, a chronicle of the intense isolation which follows. There is an
‘in-your-face’ sense of urgency about these poems that will have readers
with similar experiences standing up and cheering. These words will not
be ignored - were never intended to be gentle. ‘We all yearn for
truth,’ they seem to say, ‘but what if the truth we find is a truth no
one we love wants?’ The question hangs above Nathan Curtis’ universe
like a personal sword of Damocles, sending ripples of resonance out to
lonely, suffering souls everywhere.
Nathan Curtis’ poetic voice
is insistent and straight-to-the-point. The effect is a bit like a visit
to the chiropractor: it makes you gasp at first but later you feel
oh-so-much better. These are poems with the power to make the lonely
feel less alone and the unloved less removed from happiness; if only for
a moment, the relentless assault of injustice and iniquity upon those
who have chosen life paths outside the narrow vision of their families
and loved ones is abated. The result, however ephemeral, is cathartic
and renewable upon repeat readings.
I write for a love/a love I
never had/A love I am searching for/a love I need/A love I yearn for/A
love I have found/A love that left me (Loving Me Truthfully). The
uncompromising level gaze of
Truth Be Told? by Nathan Curtis, fixed
squarely on the human condition, is an undeniable indictment of
complacency and a must-read for the disenfranchised.