Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems Paperback – September 5, 2017

$8.98 (as of March 4, 2019, 12:51 am)

Finalist for the National Book Award for PoetryWinner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection“[Smith’s] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”―The New Yorker Award-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.

Description

Review

About the Author

Finalist for the National Book Award for PoetryWinner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection“[Smith’s] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”―The New Yorker Award-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.

Additional information

Paperback

Publisher

Language
ISBN-10

ISBN-13

Product Dimensions

Shipping Weight

Author

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems Paperback – September 5, 2017”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *