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
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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.
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"
Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black American life.$16.00ISBN: 9781982127398Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Simon & Schuster - March 24th, 2020
William Evans, the award-winning poet and cofounder of the popular culture website Black Nerd Problems, offers an emotionally vulnerable poetry collection exploring the themes of inheritances, dreams, and injuries that are passed down from one generation to the next and delving into the lived experience of a black man in the American suburbs today.
In We Inherit What the Fi$16.95ISBN: 9781566895767Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Coffee House Press - April 7th, 2020
Subverting celebrated classics of poetry and mythology and examining horrors from contemporary film and cultural fact, National Book Award winner Justin Phillip Reed engages darkness as an aesthetic to conjure the revenant animus that lurks beneath the exploited civilities of marginalized people.$14.95ISBN: 9781941040539Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Tin House Books - February 14th, 2017
A 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$15.95ISBN: 9781947793439Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.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$16.00ISBN: 9780999889510Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.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.$15.95ISBN: 9780872867451Published: 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$19.99ISBN: 9780062955289Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Amistad - March 31st, 2020
“WE WANT OUR BODIES BACK URGES BLACK WOMEN TO DEMAND BETTER FROM MEN.” -ESSENCE
“MASTER POET JESSICA CARE MOORE GIFTS US THIS LATEST COLLECTION OF SHARP, SMART AND DEFIANT PIECES.” -MS. MAGAZINE
BOOKS BY BLACK WOMEN WE CAN’T WAIT TO READ IN 2020 -REFINERY29