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The Resource Don't Call Us Dead

Don't Call Us Dead

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Don't Call Us Dead
Title
Don't Call Us Dead
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Summary
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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Smith, Danez
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Poetry
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Don't Call Us Dead
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7d9d6251-97fc-4ffa-86e1-0e6b8b8aea20
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781555979775
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Don't Call Us Dead
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7d9d6251-97fc-4ffa-86e1-0e6b8b8aea20
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781555979775
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      150 West Willman Street, Hiawatha, IA, 52233, US
      42.037121 -91.672304
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