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Brown by Kevin Young
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really liked it
bookshelves: from-the-library, period-21st-century, poetry, read-in-2018

Young displays a mastery of imagery in these poems, which meld the past and the present together in terms of racial injustice alongside racial pride. Many of these poems were composed with the rhythms of songs that distinctly play out in my mind when reading them. Although a lot of the poems have an underlying sense of fear and/or sadness, hope shines through in the last poem, "Hive," which is my favorite of the entire collection. Full review to follow.

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Reading Progress

April 30, 2018 – Started Reading
April 30, 2018 – Shelved
April 30, 2018 – Shelved as: from-the-library
April 30, 2018 – Shelved as: period-21st-century
April 30, 2018 – Shelved as: poetry
April 30, 2018 –
page 85
May 1, 2018 – Finished Reading
May 12, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018

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