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Dispatch: Poems

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Set against the media environment that saturates even our most intimate spaces, Dispatch attends to, revises, and thinks adjacent to the news of racial/gendered violence in the US, from the nineteenth century to the present day. These poems ask: What kind of revisions will make this a world/a story that is concerned with my people’s flourishing? How ought I pay attention, ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published December 10th 2019 by Persea
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"Yes./ This is the world/ with me in it. It is/ beautiful. It is." A poetry collection as beautiful as the world it describes, "Dispatch" digs deeply into our identities and the way they are affected by circumstances and encounters. Stunning and important poetry.
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Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of the chapbook Transit (Button Poetry, 2015). He is a Cave Canem Fellow, on staff at Muzzle Magazine, and currently a doctoral candidate in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford University. Sympathetic Little Monster was named a finalist for the National Poetry Series.