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Don't Call Us Dead : Poems
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Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection

" Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy."--The New Yorker

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.

  • ISBN-13: 9781555977856
  • ISBN-10: 1555977855
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Page Count: 96