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Gumbo YA YA: Poems

Gumbo YA YA: Poems

Marie, Aurielle

Paperback

Series: Pitt Poetry

Black American StudiesGeneral PoetryGeneral Racism & Ethnic Studies

Publisher Price: $18.00

ISBN10: 0822966662
ISBN13: 9780822966661
Publisher: Univ Of Pittsburgh Pr
Published: Sep 21 2021
Pages: 120
Weight: 0.50
Height: 0.39 Width: 6.77 Depth: 8.82
Language: English
Winner of the 2022 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, Gumbo Ya Ya, Aurielle Marie's stunning debut, is a cauldron of hearty poems exploring race, gender, desire, and violence in the lives of Black gxrls, soaring against the backdrop of a contemporary South. These poems are loud, risky, and unapologetically rooted in the glory of Black gxrlhood. The collection opens with a heartrending indictment of injustice. What follows is a striking reimagination of the world, one where no Black gxrl dies by the barrel of the law or for loving another Black gxrl. Part familial archival, part map of Black resistance, Gumbo Ya Ya catalogs the wide gamut of Black life at its intersections, with punching cultural commentary and a poetic voice that holds tenderness and sharpness in tandem. It asks us to chew upon both the rich meat and the tough gristle, and in doing so we walk away more whole than we began and thoroughly satisfied.

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