Subverting celebrated classics of poetry and mythology and examining horrors from contemporary film and cultural fact, National Book Award winner Justin Phillip Reed engages darkness as an aesthetic to conjure the revenant animus that lurks beneath the exploited civilities of marginalized people.
In these poems, Reed finds agency in the other-than-human identities assigned to those assaulted by savageries of the state.
In doing so, he summons a retaliatory, counterviolent Black spirit to revolt and to inhabit the revolting.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 104 pages, No
- Publisher: Coffee House Press
- Publication Date: 23/04/2020
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781566895767