Black Movie - Danez Smith

Black Movie

By Danez Smith

  • Release Date: 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Poetry

Description

These harrowing poems make montage, make mirrors, make elegiac biopic, make 'a 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 "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.

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