Don't call us dead : poems

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Don't call us dead : poems
2017
Corporate Authors: 
Bemis/Flaherty Collection of Gay Poetry
Place Published: 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Publisher: 
Graywolf Press
ISBN: 
1555977855
Edition: 
Description: 
88 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Author: 
Danez Smith
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