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I Don't Write About Race

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I Don't Write About Race is a poetic exploration of identity, as told through apologies, anecdotes, and admonitions. An autofictional cosmogony of a girl who has been alive too long, this collection of poems represents both the absolute culmination and the ultimate failure of the author's lifelong search for identity.

As its speaker becomes ever more estranged from conventi
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Paperback, 94 pages
Published October 4th 2018 by Civil Coping Mechanisms
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“Is that all there is?” is mentioned in one of these poems and it was the moment when the collection truly clicked for me. A person who goes back and forth in life, has so many questions, and who faces hardships that some may identify with and others may very well not. June guides the reader (although often not gently) in a way that forces you to question these interactions in life with people different from yourself as well as those who are close-mind and critical.
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For people of color, there is no greater harm than misclassification. "How many times have I been asked if I was Japanese?" June Gehringer ponders. How many times have any of us been mislabeled — misunderstood, mistreated, misgendered — differently than what our mothers and fathers hoped us to be? How many disappointments have we been made culpable for because of it? The answer to these questions are entry
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After I finished the book, I could only really think to wish that she took more time for herself writing this. But maybe there is no time to do that.
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