Illuminated Verses

" was a challenge for me to find a publisher for 'Illuminated Verses'. Over eleven years, many were approached, but only Canadian Scholars' Press has dared to set Scipio's breathtaking vistas before a public. Why? Maybe the idea of the unclothed black feminine seems too much a palimpsest of pornography, or just too dark a concept for a society addicted to depictions of elect whiteness." - observes George Elliott Clarke.