Always a Relic Never a Reliquary (Paperback)

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WINNER OF THE 2020 ST. LAWRENCE BOOK AWARD


In her debut full-length poetry collection, ALWAYS A RELIC NEVER A RELIQUARY, Brazilian American poet, editor and abolitionist Kim Sousa interrogates inheritance by reaching both backwards and forwards: backwards towards her father's first border crossing and forwards past her own. Centered around a specific personal trauma, a later-term miscarriage, the poems also contain collective trauma: they ask what it means to live in the United States both as immigrant and citizen, addressing State terror and violence as if by megaphone at the protest line. In Sousa's poems, the personal is political: they are anti-racist, ecocritical and proletariat. She sings diasporic resilience as both a horror and celebration. The poems are haunted but hopeful; here, there is always hope in rage and resistance.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781625570321
ISBN-10: 1625570325
Publisher: Black Lawrence Press, Inc.
Publication Date: August 26th, 2022
Pages: 85
Language: English