Arsenal Pulp Press

September 2020



Burning Sugar

Cicely Belle Blain

In this incendiary debut collection, activist, poet and entrepreneur Cicely Belle Blain intimately revisits familiar spaces in geography, the arts, and their personal history to expose the legacy of colonization and its impact on Black bodies. They use poetry to illuminate their activist work, expose racism—especially anti-Blackness—and, in doing so, help readers to see the connections between history and systemic oppression that show up in every human interaction, space, and community.