Counting Descent

September 15, 2016|
Counting Descent by Clint Smith
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Black Harvard Doctorate in Poetics launches poetry that explores modern blackness.
Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.

- Winner, 2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award

- Finalist, 2017 NAACP Image Awards

- 2017 'One Book One New Orleans' Book Selection
Title:Counting DescentFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:84 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:84 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inPublished:September 15, 2016Publisher:Write Bloody PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1938912659

ISBN - 13:9781938912658

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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