Burning Sugar

Burning Sugar

Poems

Book - 2020
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"The latest from Vivek Shraya's VS. Books: a poetic exploration of Black identity, history, and lived experience influenced by the constant search for liberation. In this incendiary debut collection, activist and poet Cicely Belle Blain intimately revisits familiar spaces in geography, in the arts, and in personal history to expose the legacy of colonization and its impact on Black bodies. They use poetry to illuminate their activist work: exposing racism, especially anti-Blackness, and helping people see the connections between history and systemic oppression that show up in every human interaction, space, and community. Their poems demonstrate how the world is both beautiful and cruel, a truth that inspires overwhelming anger and awe--all of which spills out onto the page to tell the story of a challenging, complex, nuanced, and joyful life. In Burning Sugar, verse and epistolary, racism and resilience, pain and precarity are flawlessly sewn together by the mighty hands of a Black, queer femme."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Vancouver : VS. books, an imprint of Arsenal Pulp Press, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781551528250
1551528258
Branch Call Number: 811.6 BLAIN
Characteristics: 109 pages ; 21 cm

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