"Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley has an athlete's feel for moving through poems. Just as the reader settles into an image, Kingsley pivots and plots a new course. In the process we learn to let go of our assumptions about who this poet might be, and instead read in awe at the play. These poems play with such fervor that every reading reveals another detail, another escape hatch Kingsley has left for us to find. I love these poems and their many voices. I love their contradictions. I love their energy. Read COLONIZE ME and then read it again."—José Olivarez
Kingsley, Benjamín Naka-Hasebe, "Colonize Me" (2019). MFA Creative Writing Faculty Bookshelf. 42.