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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.
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.