Don't Call Us Dead: Poems, Danez Smith - Christopher & Kasie's Pick

Don't Call Us Dead: Poems, Danez Smith - Christopher & Kasie's Pick

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Danez Smith pens a manifesto for the self-emancipation of the body from death in "Dont Call Us Dead." Accessible and rapturing, each poem carries the risk of one's mortality and the bravery required to claim one's right to life, even when anticipating the grave. Smith takes readers on the necessary journey through the forces against the black male body. Gun violence, HIV, racism, and what it’s like to be a gay black man in America are just a few of the perils that Smith’s poems seamlessly navigates with anguished honesty, rage, and with a hope for a future “where everything is sanctuary and nothing is a gun.”  Gripping, erotic, and heart wrenching in its truths, this collection is a vivid must-read. -Kasie Griffitts & Christopher Greggs

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