Antiracist Poetry

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133186
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Published: Penguin Books - June 19th, 2018

Finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry

One of the New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2018

A powerful, timely, dazzling collection of sonnets from one of America's most acclaimed poets, Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award-winning author of Lighthead


Homie: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY
FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR POETRY

Danez Smith is our president


Hybrida: Poems Cover Image
$29.65
ISBN: 9781324002482
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 14th, 2019

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019

A stirring and confident examination of mixed-race identity, violence, and history skillfully rendered through the lens of motherhood.


Living Weapon: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374191993
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 18th, 2020

Award-winning essayist and poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips presents a bracing renewal of civic poetry in Living Weapon.

. . . and we’d do this again
And again and again, without ever
Knowing we were the weapon ourselves,
Stronger than steel, story, and hydrogen.
— from "Even Homer Nods"


There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040539
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Published: Tin House Books - February 14th, 2017

TIME Magazine Best Paperback of 2017
One of Oprah Magazine's "Ten Best Books of 2017"

"This singular poetry collection is a dynamic meditation on the experience of, and societal narratives surrounding, contemporary black womanhood. . . . These exquisite poems defy categorization." —The New Yorker


A Fortune for Your Disaster Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793439
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Published: Tin House Books - September 3rd, 2019

“When an author’s unmitigated brilliance shows up on every page, it’s tempting to skip a description and just say, Read this! Such is the case with this breathlessly powerful, deceptively breezy book of poetry.” —Booklist, Starred Review


Unearth [The Flowers] Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780999889510
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Published: Red Light Lit Press - June 20th, 2020

An electrifying letter to family, country, and self, Unearth The Flowers] is an essential collection, relentless in its journey through stages of grief and healing while celebrating life. Each poem is an anthem for resiliency, a testament to survival, a triumph over the stigmatized terror that pervades the everyday.


Heaven Is All Goodbyes: Pocket Poets No. 61 (City Lights Pocket Poets #61) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872867451
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Published: City Lights Books - September 26th, 2017

Shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin International Poetry Prize

2018 American Book Award Winner

2018 PEN Oakland Award Winner

Winner of the 2018 California Book Award for Poetry

2018 NCIBA Poetry Book of the Year