A Poet's Poet: Speaking to Community

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This Wound is a World

Billy-Ray Belcourt

This Wound is a World slip-slides between poetry and essay to get at the shaky tempos of Indigenous life in a world bent on...

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Don't Call Us Dead

Danez Smith

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...

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Black Queer Hoe

Britteney Black Rose Kapri

Black Queer Hoeis a refreshing, unapologetic intervention into ongoing conversations about the line between sexual freedom and sexual exploitation.Women’s sexuality is often used as...

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The Blue Clerk

Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand, author of the Griffin Poetry Prize-winning collection Ossuaries, returns with a startlingly original work about the act of writing itself.On a lonely...

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Voodoo Hypothesis

Canisia Lubrin

Voodoo Hypothesis is a subversion of the imperial construct of "blackness" and a rejection of the contemporary and historical systems that paint black people...

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Tess Liem

Can poems mourn the unmourned? In Obits. a speaker tries and fails to write obituaries for those whose memorials are missing, those who are...

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Tommy Pico

The third book in Tommy Pico’s Teebs trilogy, Junk is a breakup poem in couplets: ice floe and hot lava, a tribute to Janet...

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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

In their fourth collection of poetry, Lambda Literary Award-winning poet and writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha continues her excavation of working-class queer brown femme survivorhood...

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Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent

Liz Howard

Winner of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize A stunning debut book of poems from a bold new voice unafraid to engage with the exigencies...

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The first major literary anthology for queer poets of color in the United States. The first major literary anthology for queer poets of color...

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Nouveau Griot

Tanya Evanson

Nouveau Griot is the result of 20 years on stage and in studio. It is the text from four spoken word audio recordings made...

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The January Children

Safia Elhillo

In her dedication Safia Elhillo writes, “The January Children are the generation born in Sudan under British occupation, where children were assigned birth years by...

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Layli Long Soldier

Finalist for the National Book Award for PoetryWHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein...

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Gwen Benaway

In her second collection of poetry, Passage, Gwen Benaway examines what it means to experience violence and speaks to the burden of survival. Traveling...

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American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

Terrance Hayes

Finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in PoetryOne of the New York Times Critics' Top Books of...

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If They Come for Us

Fatimah Asghar

“A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice.”—Booklist“Elegant and playful . . . The poet invents new forms and updates classic...

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The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2

“[The BreakBeat Poets is] one of the most diverse and important poetry anthologies of the last 25 years.”—Latino RebelsBlack Girl Magic continues and deepens...

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Live from the Afrikan Resistance!

El Jones

Live from the Afrikan Resistance! is the first collection of spoken word poetry by Halifax’s fifth Poet Laureate, El Jones. These poems speak...

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I have to live

Aisha Sasha John

A new collection ablaze with urgency and radiant inquiry from a 2015 finalist for the Trillium Book Award for PoetryA demand and promise; an...

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