Counting Descent
ISBN: 1938912659
EAN13: 9781938912658
Language: English
Publication Date: Sep 15, 2016
Pages: 84
Dimensions: 0.31" H x 8.98" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 0.13 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Winner, 2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award

Finalist, 2017 NACP 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.

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