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Don't Call Us Dead

Poems

Danez Smith, Danez Smith (Narrated by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/13/2020)
Paperback (9/5/2017)
Compact Disc (1/14/2020)
Compact Disc (1/14/2020)
MP3 CD (1/14/2020)

Description

Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection 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.

HighBridge Audio, 9781684577385

Publication Date: January 14, 2020