Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Diane Exavier's book-length lyric is an attempt to do the math of a woman, of a family, of a country, of a diaspora. The sum of one life reveals the permutations of many: daughters, sisters, lovers. The cost of one death is uncountable. Exavier's voice has the heart-stilling gravity of a weary prophet. With THE MATH OF SAINT FELIX, she has continued the work of generations. This book is ledger and legacy.