Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie
Black Movie Video Preview - Dear White America

Black Movie

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Danez Smith, 2015.

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Description

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

Awards

2014 Button Poetry Prize – Winner

Praise

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

Danez Smith’s BLACK MOVIE is a cinematic tour-de-force that lets poetry vie with film for the honor of which medium can most effectively articulate the experience of Black America.

– Rain Taxi

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

Weight2.8 oz
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × .125 in
Format

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Page Count

52 pages

Publication Date

July 1, 2014

Author Hometown

St. Paul, Minnesota

ISBN

978-1-943735-00-6

eBook ISBN

978-1-943735-09-9

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