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A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland
Hill, DaMaris B.

$34.00 $10.89

A revelatory work in the tradition of Claudia Rankine's Citizen, DaMaris Hill's searing and powerful narrative-in-verse bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration.“It is costly to stay free and appear / sane.”From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bla...


A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland
Hill, DaMaris B.

$34.00 $7.99

A revelatory work in the tradition of Claudia Rankine's Citizen, DaMaris Hill's searing and powerful narrative-in-verse bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration.“It is costly to stay free and appear / sane.”From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bla...


The Complete Poetry
Angelou, Maya

$39.60 $14.39

Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer's remarkable life.


Love Poems
Giovanni, Nikki

$17.50 $7.29

A stunning collection that includes more than twenty new poems from one of America's favorite poets.


Black Girl Magic: A Poem
Browne, Mahogany L.

$22.50 $9.39

Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that. Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most of all, don't love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges the cond...


Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon
Wright, Richard

$19.73 $7.29

Richard Wright, one of the early forceful and eloquent spokesmen for black Americans, author of the acclaimed Native Son and Black Boy, discovered the haiku in the last eighteen months of life. He attempted to capture, through his sensibility as an African-American, the elusive Zen discipline and...


Brutal Imagination
Eady, Cornelius

$20.00 $5.19

Brutal Imagination is made up of two cycles of poems, each confronting the same subject: the black man in white America. The first cycle, which carries the book's title, deals with the vision of the black man in white imagination. Narrated largely by the black kidnapper invented by Susan Smith to...


Hip Logic (National Poetry)
Hayes, Terrance

$22.50 $7.29

Terrance Hayes is a dazzlingly original poet, interested in adventurous explorations of subject and form. His new work, Hip Logic, is full of poetic tributes to the likes of Paul Robeson, Big Bird, Balthus, and Mr. T, as well as poems based on the anagram principle of words within a word. Through...


How to Be Drawn (Penguin Poets)
Hayes, Terrance

$26.00 $8.69

A finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award A dazzling new collection of poetry by Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award-winning author of Lighthead In How to Be Drawn, his daring fifth collection, Terrance Hayes explores how we see and are seen. Whi...


The Sobbing School (National Poetry Series)
Bennett, Joshua

$24.00 $7.99

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, wh...


Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Angelou, Maya

$22.37 $8.69

An eloquent, inspirational, and timeless anthology of poems captures the extraordinary qualities that transcend everyday life.


House of Lords and Commons: Poems
Hutchinson, Ishion

$19.50 $9.39

In House of Lords and Commons, the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from the winner of the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award in poetry, Ishion Hutchinson returns to the difficult beauty of the Jamaican landscape with remarkable lyric precision. Here, the poet holds his world in full focus b...


Ordinary Beast: Poems
Sealey, Nicole

$32.98 $12.99

The existential magnitude, deep intellect, and playful subversion of St. Thomas-born, Florida-raised poet Nicole Sealey’s work is restless in its empathic, succinct examination and lucid awareness of what it means to be human.The ranging scope of inquiry undertaken in Ordinary Beast - at times ph...


Map to the Stars (Penguin Poets)
Matejka, Adrian

$24.00 $7.99

Map to the Stars, the fourth poetry collection from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adrian Matejka, navigates the tensions between race, geography, and poverty in America during the Reagan Era. In the time of space shuttles and the Strategic Defense Initiative, outer space is the ...


The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott
Scott, Jill

$16.99 $7.29

Jill Scott's first-ever poetry collection delivers the same earthy, personal, and tell-it-like-it-is voice that fans have grown to know and love. Writing poems and keeping journals since 1991, she shares her personal poetry collection in The Moments, The Minutes, The Hours. Praised for her honest...


House of Lords and Commons: Poems
Hutchinson, Ishion

$32.99 $11.49

In House of Lords and Commons, the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from the winner of the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award in poetry, Ishion Hutchinson returns to the difficult beauty of the Jamaican landscape with remarkable lyric precision. Here, the poet holds his world in full focus b...


Lift Off: From the Classroom to the Stars
Livingston, Donovan

$13.20 $5.19

In emotionally charged spoken-word poetry, Livingston shares a message of hope and hard truths, declaring that education can become an equalizer only if we first acknowledge the inequality and racial divides holding back America's future. Livingston is dedicated to helping young people reach thei...


Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010
Alexander, Elizabeth

$36.96 $4.39

Over twenty years, Elizabeth Alexander has become one of America’s most exciting and important poets, and her selection as the inaugural poet by President Obama confirmed her place as one of the indispensable voices of our time. Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990–2010 gathers twenty page...


If You Can Tell: Poems
McMichael, James

$30.36 $7.29

If You Can Tell, the new book of poems by James McMichael, a finalist for the National Book Award in 2006, takes up what it might mean that the word was in the beginning, before which there may not have been "empty / space, / even, / nor the thought of it." A baby is conceived after a verbal ex...


The Children of Children Keep Coming: An Epic Griotsong
Goings, Russell L.

$26.99 $9.39

The Children of Children Keep Coming is an awe-inspiring contribution to literature. A breathtaking form of poetic expression, this unique work presents a riveting chronicle of the African American experience in the United States. The dramatic odyssey opens with two anonymous slaves running to ca...


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