Anagnorisis: Poems (Paperback)Kyle Dargan (author)
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The poems speak back to America: "we no longer have faith in you and will not until you give us reason." The poems are not concerned with gratitude. They are not concerned with coddling the sensibilities of the country's racial, class, sexual majorities. "The white man believes you when you go to him with that old sweet talk, 'cause you've been sweet-talking him ever since he brought you here," Malcolm X once said. "Stop sweet-talking him. Tell him how you feel. Tell him what kind of hell you've been catching[.]" Though it may have been perceived as a threat initially, it is more of a crucial communication strategy, for how can a country get better for a people when those people are constantly asked to temper and carefully couch (or silence) their honest laments? The poet recognizes the hell we have been catching. These poems aim to allow readers to know how catching that hell feels.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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