Don't Call Us Dead
Don't Call Us Dead

Don't Call Us Dead

Danez Smith
Hardback
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*A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY 2017*`[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 ground-breaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power.
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*WINNER OF THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION 2018*

*A Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry 2017*

`[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 ground-breaking 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 an HIV-positive diagnosis.

`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 an America where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.

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ISBN 9781784742041
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Format Hardback
Pages 112
Publication date 18 January 2018

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