Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie
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Black Movie

Black Movie


Danez Smith, 2015.


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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

About Danez Smith

Danez Smith is the winner of a 2014 Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of “[insert] boy” (YesYes Books, 2014), one of the Boston Globe’s Best Poetry Books of 2014, &… MORE

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Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .125 in

Paperback, Signed Paperback, E-book