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The Resource Don't call us dead : poems, Danez Smith

Don't call us dead : poems, Danez Smith

Label
Don't call us dead : poems
Title
Don't call us dead
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Danez Smith
Title variation
Do not call us dead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Smith's unflinching poetry addresses race, class, sexuality, faith, social justice, mortality, and the challenges of living HIV positive at the intersection of black and queer identity. The collection 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 on earth. "Dear White America," which Smith performed at the 2014 Rustbelt Midwest Region Poetry Slam, has as strong an impact on the page as it did on the spoken word stage. Smith's courage and hope amidst the struggle for unity in America will humble and uplift you
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Danez
Dewey number
811.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.M5748
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • African American men
  • HIV-positive men
  • Gay men
  • Transgender people
  • Gay erotic poetry
  • Spoken word poetry
  • Minnesota
  • Poetry
Label
Don't call us dead : poems, Danez Smith
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 85)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summer, somewhere -- Dear white America -- Dinosaurs in the hood -- It won't be a bullet -- Last summer of innocence -- A note on Vaseline -- A note on the phone app that tells me how far I am from other men's mouths -- & even the black guy's profile reads "sorry, no black guys" -- O nigga O -- ... nigga -- At the down-low house party -- Bare -- Seroconversion -- Fear of needles -- Recklessly -- Elegy with pixels & cum -- Litany with blood all over -- It began right here -- Crown -- Blood hangover -- 1 in 2 -- Every day is a funeral & a miracle -- Not an elegy -- A note on the body -- You're dead, America -- Strange dowry -- Tonight, in Oakland -- Little prayer -- Dream where every black person is standing by the ocean -- Notes
Control code
ocn965740795
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9781555977856
Lccn
2017930111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99976193605
System control number
(OCoLC)965740795
Label
Don't call us dead : poems, Danez Smith
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 85)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summer, somewhere -- Dear white America -- Dinosaurs in the hood -- It won't be a bullet -- Last summer of innocence -- A note on Vaseline -- A note on the phone app that tells me how far I am from other men's mouths -- & even the black guy's profile reads "sorry, no black guys" -- O nigga O -- ... nigga -- At the down-low house party -- Bare -- Seroconversion -- Fear of needles -- Recklessly -- Elegy with pixels & cum -- Litany with blood all over -- It began right here -- Crown -- Blood hangover -- 1 in 2 -- Every day is a funeral & a miracle -- Not an elegy -- A note on the body -- You're dead, America -- Strange dowry -- Tonight, in Oakland -- Little prayer -- Dream where every black person is standing by the ocean -- Notes
Control code
ocn965740795
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9781555977856
Lccn
2017930111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99976193605
System control number
(OCoLC)965740795

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