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Don't call us dead: poems

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Finalist for the National Book Award for PoetryWinner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection"[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy."—The New Yorker Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don't Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality—the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood—and a diagnosis of HIV positive. "Some of us are killed / in pieces," Smith writes, "some of us all at once." Don't Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America—"Dear White America"—where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.

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Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection

"[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy."—The New Yorker

Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don't Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality—the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood—and a diagnosis of HIV positive. "Some of us are killed / in pieces," Smith writes, "some of us all at once." Don't Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America—"Dear White America"—where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.

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subject_facetAfrican American men -- Poetry
African American men -- Violence against -- Poetry
American poetry -- 21st century
Gay erotic poetry
Gay men -- Poetry
HIV-positive men -- Poetry
Poetry
Spoken word poetry
Transgender people -- Poetry
title_displayDon't call us dead : poems
title_fullDon't Call Us Dead Poems
Don't call us dead : poems / Danez Smith
Don't call us dead : poems [electronic resource] / Danez Smith
title_shortDon't call us dead
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topic_facetAfrican American men
American poetry
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Gay erotic poetry
Gay men
HIV-positive men
Poetry
Spoken word poetry
Transgender people
Violence against