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Negotiations : : Poems

Birdsong, Destiny O., 1981- Book - 2020 Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Plays & Poetry / Birdsong, Destiny O., 811.6 Bi 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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"What makes a self? In her remarkable debut collection of poems, Destiny O. Birdsong writes fearlessly towards this question. Laced with ratchetry, yet hungering for its own respectability, Negotiations is about what it means to live in this America, about Cardi B and top-tier journal publications, about autoimmune disease and the speaker's intense hunger for her own body-a surprise of self-love in the aftermath of both assault and diagnosis. It's a series of love letters to black women, who are often singled out for abuse and assault, silencing and tokenism, fetishization and cultural appropriation in ways that throw the rock, then hide the hand. It is a book about tenderness and an indictment of people and systems that attempt to narrow black women's lives, their power. But it is also an examination of complicity-both a narrative and a black box warning for a particular kind of self-healing that requires recognizing culpability when and where it exists"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
Portland, Oregon : Tin House, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: 135 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781951142131
1951142136

SUBJECTS
Poetry.