Weary Kingdom: Poems (Palmetto Poetry) (Paperback)

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By Délana R. a. Dameron, Ross Gay (Foreword by)
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In this new collection of poems, Weary Kingdom, D Lana R. A. Dameron maps a journey across emotional, spiritual, and geographic lines, from the familiarity of the honeysuckle South to a new world, or a new kingdom--Harlem. Her poems traverse the streets of this Black mecca with a careful eye cast toward the intimacies of the exterior. Still, as the poems move throughout the built environment, they navigate matters of death, love, love loss, and family against the backdrop of a city that has yet to become home. Indeed what looms over this weary kingdom is a longing for the certainties of a lover's touch, the summer's sun, and the comforts of a promised land up North. And as the poet longs, so do readers. Ultimately they grow aware of Utopia's fragility.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781611178098
ISBN-10: 1611178096
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication Date: May 12th, 2017
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Palmetto Poetry