Counting Descent (Paperback)

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An incredible and intimate poetry collection, Clint Smith has a powerful voice. In addition to reading this collection, I highly suggest you follow Smith on twitter @ClintSmithIII even if it's the only account you follow

Amy

An incredible and intimate poetry collection, Clint Smith has a powerful voice. In addition to reading this collection, I highly suggest you follow Smith on twitter @ClintSmithIII even if it's the only account you follow — From Amy's Picks (page 3)

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Winner, 2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award

Finalist, 2017 NAACP Image Awards

2017 'One Book One New Orleans' Book Selection

Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938912658
ISBN-10: 1938912659
Publisher: Write Bloody Publishing
Publication Date: August 1st, 2016
Pages: 84
Language: English