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The Sobbing School
by Joshua Bennett and Eugene Gloria


Overview - A "sharp" and "scintillating" ( Publishers Weekly ) debut collection of poetry, selected by Eugene Gloria as a winner of the National Poetry Series

The Sobbing School , Joshua Bennett's mesmerizing debut collection of poetry, presents songs for the living and the dead that destabilize and de-familiarize representations of black history and contemporary black experience.
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Overview
A "sharp" and "scintillating" (Publishers Weekly) debut collection of poetry, selected by Eugene Gloria as a winner of the National Poetry Series

The Sobbing School, Joshua Bennett's mesmerizing debut collection of poetry, presents songs for the living and the dead that destabilize and de-familiarize representations of black history and contemporary black experience. What animates these poems is a desire to assert life, and interiority, where there is said to be none. Figures as widely divergent as Bobby Brown, Martin Heidegger, and the 19th-century performance artist Henry Box Brown, as well as Bennett's own family and childhood best friends, appear and are placed in conversation in order to show that there is always a world beyond what we are socialized to see value in, always alternative ways of thinking about relation that explode easy binaries.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143111863
  • ISBN-10: 0143111868
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 96
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds

Series: National Poetry

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Books > Poetry > American - African American
Books > Poetry > Subjects & Themes - Family

 
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