• Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman

    Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman

    Kaufman, Bob

    One of few African American poets in the Beat Generation, Kaufman (1925--86) lived a full, if fragmented, creative life despite enduring poverty, racism, police brutality, and mental instability. This new compilation includes the three collections he published, plus 30 never-seen works. -- Library Journal

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  • Kohnjehr Woman

    Kohnjehr Woman

    Lara, Ana-Mauríne

    In a series of concise, orally grounded and visually vivid poems, [Lara] introduces the mysterious avenger, Shee, who upends daily life, and all the lives, on an antebellum plantation. -- publisher's copy

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  • The Selected Works of Audre Lorde

    The Selected Works of Audre Lorde

    Lorde, Audre

    Readers new to Lorde's work couldn't ask for a better introduction, and those already familiar will find this an ideal collection of her greatest hits. -- Publishers Weekly

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  • Finna

    Finna

    Marshall, Nate

    In four sprawling, intertwining sections, Marshall explores masculinity, the effects of community and familial relationships, and the role of Black language in imagining a livable future. -- Publishers Weekly

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  • Magical Negro

    Magical Negro

    Parker, Morgan

    As witnessed in this third collection, blackness cannot be confined to a simple definition. Parker writes of the black experience not as an antidote or opposite to whiteness, but a culture and community where irreplicable nuances are created in spite of, not because of, pain and trauma. -- Publishers Weekly

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  • The Complete Works of Pat Parker

    The Complete Works of Pat Parker

    Parker, Pat

    The Complete Works of Pat Parker allows us to see the author as a constantly working artist and thinker, as well as an important part of the gay rights, women’s liberation, and black civil rights movements. -- Lambda Literary

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  • HULL

    HULL

    Phillips, Xandria

    In this debut collection by African American poet Xandria Phillips, HULL explores emotional impacts of colonialism and racism on the Black queer body and the present-day emotional impacts of enslavement in urban, rural, and international settings. -- publisher's copy

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  • Indecency

    Indecency

    Reed, Justin Phillip

    Reed's visceral and teasingly cerebral debut probes black identity, sexuality, and violence and is inseparably personal and political. -- Publishers Weekly

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  • Wild Beauty

    Wild Beauty

    Shange, Ntozake

    These powerfully swinging, jabbing, lamenting, testifying, and protesting poems deliver an array of voices sharing experiences sensual and violent, personal and communal, all catalyzed by the traumas and tragedies of racism and sexism and the transcendence of art, love, and hope. -- Booklist

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  • Homie

    Homie

    Smith, Danez

    Smith (Don't Call Us Dead) presents an electrifying, unabashedly queer ode to friendship and community in their exuberant and mournful second collection. -- Publishers Weekly

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