Winner of the Academy of American Poets First Book Award, selected by Claudia Rankine.
Kemi Alabi's transcendent debut reimagines the poetic and cultural traditions from which it is born, troubling the waters of some of our country's central and ordained fictions--those mythic politics of respectability, resilience, and redemption. Instead of turning to a salvation that has been forced upon them, Alabi turns to the body and the earth as sites of paradise defined by the pleasure and possibility of Black, queer fugitivity. Through tender love poems, righteous prayers, and vital provocations, we see the colonizers we carry within ourselves being laid to rest.
Author: Kemi Alabi
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.00h x 7.09w x 0.27d
Library Journal 05/01/2022 pg. 92
Publishers Weekly 06/27/2022