The sobbing school
"Selected by Eugene Gloria as a winner of the National Poetry Series 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, where there is said to be none. Figures as widely divergent as Bobby Brown, Martin Heidegger, and the 19th-century performance artist Henry Box Brown, as well as Bennett's own family and childhood best friends, appear and are placed in conversation in order to show that there is always a world beyond what we are socialized to see value in, always alternative ways of thinking about relation that explode easy binaries"--
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|Grouped Work ID||5963a180-415a-4435-b648-79238d19521c|
|Grouping Title||sobbing school|
|Grouping Author||joshua bennett|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-11-29 02:22:25AM|
|Last Indexed||2023-11-29 02:46:14AM|
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