ISBN10: 0892555033 ISBN13: 9780892555031 Publisher: Persea Books Published: Dec 10 2019 Pages: 78 Weight: 0.20lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.25" Language: English
Set against the media environment that saturates even our most intimate spaces, Dispatch attends to, revises, and thinks adjacent to the news of racial/gendered violence in the US, from the nineteenth century to the present day. These poems ask: What kind of revisions will make this a world/a story that is concerned with my people's flourishing? How ought I pay attention, how to register perpetual bad news without letting it fatally intrude? Cameron Awkward-Rich is among the most bracing voices to emerge in recent years, a dazzling exemplar of poetry's (and humanity's) possibilities.