Women Holding Things
From the critically acclaimed artist, designer, and author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and My Favorite Things comes a wondrous collection of words and paintings that is a moving meditation on the beauty and complexity of women’s lives and roles, revealed in...
$35.00
Wild Imperfections: An Anthology of Womanist Poems
Featuring the work of Black women poets from Botswana to Brazil, in this collection, we encounter ancestors who made love, just for the sake of love, and women who die with each orgasm while attempting to mark the extent of...
$20.95
Outriders Africa: Essays on Exploration and Return
It is Spring 2020, and 10 writers of African heritage, travelling in pairs, set out on journeys across Africa. It is a strange time to be travelling, and the shifting state of the world is reflected in temperature checks at...
$20.95
Red Sled
Dad + lad + red sled = magic! In this warm story, a boy and his father venture outside for a winter night of sledding. Climbing aboard their red sled, they zoom down the hill under a starlit sky before—with...
$5.95
Broken Halves of a Milky Sun
With the emotional undertow of Ocean Vuong and the astute political observations of Natalie Diaz, a powerful poetry debut exploring the effects of racism, war and colonialism, queer love and desire.    In their breathtaking international debut, Aaiún Nin plumbs the depths...
$22.00
Writing Rumba: The Afrocubanista Movement in Poetry
Arising in the heyday of the music recently made famous by the Buena Vista Social Club, afrocubanismo was an artistic and intellectual movement in Cuba in the 1920s and 1930s that tried to convey a national and racial identity. Through...
$31.99
Writing Rumba: The Afro-Cubanista Movement in Poetry
Arising in the heyday of the music recently made famous by the Buena Vista Social Club, afrocubanismo was an artistic and intellectual movement in Cuba in the 1920s and 1930s that tried to convey a national and racial identity. Through...
$78.00
Whitman Noir: Black America and the Good Gray Poet
Walt Whitman’s now-famous maxim about “containing the multitudes” has often been understood as a metaphor for the democratizing impulses of the young American nation. But did these impulses extend across the color line? Early in his career, especially in the...
$56.00
What We Say, Who We Are: Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the Philosophy of Language
In What We Say, Who We Are: Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the Philosophy of Language, Parker English explores the commonality between Leopold Senghor's concept of "negritude" and Zora Neale Hurston's view of "Negro expression." For English, these two concepts...
$140.00
T.S. Eliot and the Heritage of Africa: The Magus and the Moor as Metaphor
The Magus and the Moor... explores Eliot's debt to black culture and its origins stemming from his St. Louis background, the anthropological studies made while he was a student at Harvard, and his noted artistic debt to Othello. Robert Fleissner uses these...
$70.75
Too Black Too Strong
Addresses the problems of Black Britain. This work includes poems written, while the author was working with Michael Mansfield QC on the Stephen Lawrence case and other high profile political trails. It is hard hitting and blackly funny.
$16.95
Song for Anninho
This exquisite book-length poem based closely on history and set in colonial Brazil, recounts the destruction of Palmares, the last of seven fugitive slave enclaves beset by the Portuguese. Amid the flight and re-enslavement of its inhabitants emerges the love...
$18.00
SLINGSHOT
SLINGSHOT questions the value of manhood, the price of sex, and the possibility of liberation. SLINGSHOT begins with the author ensconced in the menacing isolation of the pastoral, but once the work migrates to the City, monstrum grows form and fangs. In...
$16.95
the she said dialogues: flesh memory
In her original author’s note to the 1999 edition, Akilah Oliver writes,“ What I am trying to do in these poems is investigate the non-linear synapses between desire, memory, blackness (as both a personal identity and a non-essentialist historical notion),...
$16.95
The Response of Weeds: A Misplacement of Black Poetry on the Prairies
Winner of the 2021 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award!Winner of the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for PoetryWinner of a 2021 High Plains Book Award for First Book!Finalist for the 2020 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize!A 2020 CBC Poetry Book...
$15.95
Propa Propaganda
Propa Propaganda was Benjamin Zephaniah’s second collection from Bloodaxe. First published in 1996, it includes some of his classic poems, such as ‘I Have a Scheme’, ‘The Death of Joy Gardner’, ‘White Comedy’ and ‘The Angry Black Poet’. Best known...
$16.95
Primer for Blacks
Brooks talks to her Black sisters and writes a short statement about the need for Black self-awareness.
$4.00
Manteca! an Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets (English and Spanish Edition)
This anthology contains poems by more than 35 Afro-Latin@ poets writing about race, identity and culture.
$21.95
La Brigada: Spain (1936-1939)
The poems in ""La are"" are about the impact of Spain on La Brigada, the American unit that fought in the Spanish Civil War. As Cranston Knight states, the poems are about ""those who struggled in a time vortex to...
$10.00
Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing
Finalist, Lambda Literary Award for Gay PoetryFinalist, Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn AwardIn this affecting poetry debut, Charif Shanahan explores what it means to be fully human in our wounded and divided world. In poised yet unrelenting lyric poems, Shanahan—queer and mixed-race—confronts the...
$16.95
Harlem Shadows
Defiant, eloquent, and thoroughly modern, Claude McKay’s early collection of celebrated poems is widely recognized as having helped to spark the Harlem Renaissance. In Harlem Shadows, McKay gives precise and poignant expression to the injustices of white oppression in many forms....
$7.99
A Garden for Black Boys: Between the Stages of Soil and Stardust
A Garden for Black Boys invites the reader into a world where tough questions are unpacked and answers are presented raw, extremely intimate, and containing a breath of their own. Each poem applauds the humanity of black people, that is...
$9.99
Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on Hiv/AIDS from the Black Diaspora
Featuring a wide assortment of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, this powerful volume confronts the existence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the Black Diaspora. Defining a cultural dialogue that will be prevalent well into the 21st century, these writings celebrate...
$15.95
Dawnsong!: The Epic Memory of Askia Toure
The poems in this collection address the cultural and spiritual needs of Black people. In Dawnsong! Toure successfully develops a heroic poetry that creates its own artistic matrix. In these poems Toure takes the reader back to ancient Egypt and,...
$12.95
Dark Convicts
It is a little known fact that eleven African American convicts arrived in Australia on the First Fleet in 1788. Two of these ex-slaves were the author's ancestors. In extensively researched poems, award-winning writer Judy Johnson vividly portrays scenes from...
$31.00
Counting Descent
Winner, 2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Finalist, 2017 NAACP Image Awards 'One Book One New Orleans' 2017 Book Selection Published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review, New...
$24.99
Counting Descent
Winner, 2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Finalist, 2017 NAACP Image Awards 'One Book One New Orleans' 2017 Book Selection Published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review, New...
$17.00
Complete Poems
Containing more than three hundred poems, including nearly a hundred previously unpublished works, this unique collection showcases the intellectual range of Claude McKay (1889-1948), the Jamaican-born poet and novelist whose life and work were marked by restless travel and steadfast...
$37.95
Complete Poems
Containing more than three hundred poems, including nearly a hundred previously unpublished works, this unique collection showcases the intellectual range of Claude McKay (1889-1948), the Jamaican-born poet and novelist whose life and work were marked by restless travel and steadfast...
$143.75
Canticles I: (MMXVI): (MMXVI) (217) (Essential Poets series)
Book I of The Canticles puts into dialogue -- as dramatic monologues -- those who fostered the transatlantic slave trade, or who demonized the image of the Negro in the Occident; as well as those who struggled for liberation and/or anti-racism. In...
$25.95

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