Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems

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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, 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 collection, one that confronts America, where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.

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Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6.6 × 0.3 in
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Date Published

September 5, 2017

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

96

Publisher

Graywolf Press

Year Published

2017

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