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Counting Descent (Digital Audiobook)

By Clint Smith, Clint Smith (Narrator)

Publication Date: October 10, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/2016)
Hardcover (11/16/2020)


Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.