Don't Call Us Dead

Don't Call Us Dead

Poems

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Finalist for the National Book Award for PoetryWinner of the Forward Prize for Best CollectionAward-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don't Call Us Dead 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 here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality-the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood-and a diagnosis of HIV positive. "Some of us are killed / in pieces," Smith writes, "some of us all at once." Don't Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America-"Dear White America"-where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Highbridge Audio, 2019
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781684577378
1684577373
Branch Call Number: EAUDIO OVERDRIVE
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