Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie
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Black Movie


Danez Smith, 2015.



Danez Smith’s Black Movie, the winner of the 2014 Button Poetry Prize.

“These harrowing poems make montage, make mirrors, make elegiac biopic, make “dope ass trailer with a hundred black children / smiling into the camera & the last shot is the wide mouth of a pistol.” That’s no spoiler alert, but rather, Smith’s way–saying & laying it beautifully bare. A way of desensitizing the reader from his own defenses each time this long, Black Movie repeats.”

– Marcus Wicker, author of Silencer

About Danez Smith

Danez Smith is the winner of a 2014 Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. They are the author of Homie (Graywolf), Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf), “[insert] boy” (YesYes Books, 2014), one of the Boston… MORE

Additional information

Weight 2.8 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .125 in

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Page Count

52 pages

Publication Date

July 1, 2014

Author Hometown

St. Paul, Minnesota



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