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Black Movie (Button Poetry Contest Winner #3)

Black Movie (Button Poetry Contest Winner #3)

Current price: $12.00
Publication Date: July 1st, 2015
Publisher:
Button Poetry
ISBN:
9781943735006
Pages:
52
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Description

These harrowing poems make montage, make mirrors, make elegiac biopic, make 'a dope ass trailer with a hundred black children / smiling into the camera & the last shot is the wide mouth of a pistol.' That's no spoiler alert, but rather, Smith's way-saying & laying it beautifully bare. A way of desensitizing the reader from his own defenses each time this long, black movie repeats.-Marcus Wicker Danez Smith's BLACK MOVIE is a cinematic tour-de-force that lets poetry vie with film for the honor of which medium can most effectively articulate the experience of Black America.-Rain Taxi.