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Don't call us dead : poems / Danez Smith.

Author/Creator:
Smith, Danez author.
Standardized Title:
Poems. Selections
Other Title:
Do not call us dead
Publication:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
88 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
African American men -- Poetry.
African American men -- Violence against -- Poetry.
HIV-positive men -- Poetry.
Gay men -- Poetry.
Transgender people -- Poetry.
Gay erotic poetry.
Spoken word poetry.
Local subjects:
Minnesota -- Poets. (search)
Form/Genre:
Poetry.
Poetry.
Summary:
Smith's unflinching poetry addresses race, class, sexuality, faith, social justice, mortality, and the challenges of living HIV positive at the intersection of black and queer identity. The collection opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved on earth. "Dear White America," which Smith performed at the 2014 Rustbelt Midwest Region Poetry Slam, has as strong an impact on the page as it did on the spoken word stage. Smith's courage and hope amidst the struggle for unity in America will humble and uplift you.
ISBN:
1555977855
9781555977856
OCLC:
965740795
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