by Clint Smith
In time for Father’s Day comes an outstanding collection of poetry by the author of the award-winning book How the Word Was Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery across America. His new poems focus on childhood, the meaning of race in America, and above all Black fatherhood. Praised for their “wisdom, humanity, and sheer eloquence” (Library Journal), the poems reflect Smith’s wonder at the lives of his children and at times despair at the world they are coming into.
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