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Minor Notes, Volume 1 Cover

Release Date: April 11, 2023
A new Penguin Classics series that recovers and rediscovers the work of African American poets from the 19th and 20th centuries, curated by Joshua Bennett and Jesse McCarthy A Penguin Classic    As scholars of African American lit...
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Minor Notes, Volume 1 Cover
Author: Joshua Bennett | Narrator: Joshua Bennett
Release Date: September 20, 2022
An acclaimed poet further extends his range into the realm of speculative fiction, while addressing issues as varied as abolition, Black ecological consciousness, and the boundless promise of parenthoodFeaturing the novella “The Book of Mycah,&...
Author: Rio Cortez | Narrator: Rio Cortez
Release Date: August 30, 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY“Outstanding . . . the poetry in these pages is intelligent, lyrical, as invested in the past as the present and future with witty nods to pop culture.” —Roxane Gay, author of Hu...
Author: Alora Young | Narrator: Alora Young
Release Date: August 02, 2022
An “extraordinary” (Laurie Halse Anderson) young poet traces the lives of her foremothers in West Tennessee, from those enslaved centuries ago to her grandmother, her mother, and finally herself, in this stunning debut celebrating Black g...
Author: Safia Elhillo | Narrator: Safia Elhillo
Release Date: July 12, 2022
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Intimate poems that explore feminine shame and violence and imagine what liberation from these threats might look like, from the award-winning author of The January Children “Incredibly moving . . . Every single ...
Author: Amanda Gorman | Narrator: Amanda Gorman
Release Date: December 07, 2021
The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellerThe breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda GormanFormerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poem...
Author: Kevin Young | Narrator: Kevin Young
Release Date: September 28, 2021
A book of loss, looking back, and what binds us to life, by a towering poetic talent, called "one of the poetry stars of his generation" (Los Angeles Times)."We sleep long, / if not sound," Kevin Young writes early on in this exquisite gathering of p...
Author: Phillip B. Williams | Narrator: Phillip B. Williams
Release Date: September 07, 2021
Winner of the 2022 American Book Award Finalist for the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry Longlisted for the PEN/Jean Stein Book AwardFinalist for Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay PoetryNamed one of the Best Books of 2021 by The B...
Author: Robin Coste Lewis | Narrator: Robin Coste Lewis
Release Date: August 31, 2021
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDA stunning poetry debut: this meditation on the black female figure throughout time introduces us to a brave and penetrating new voice.   Robin Coste Lewis’s electrifying collection is a triptych that begin...
A radical, urgent collection of poems about Blackness, the self, and the dismantling of corrupt powers in the fight for freedom. A PEN America Literary Award WinnerJonah Mixon-Webster works at the intersections of space and the body, race and re...
Author: Adrian Matejka | Narrator: Adrian Matejka
Release Date: July 06, 2021
A resonant new collection on love and persistence from the author of The Big Smoke, a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer PrizeThe poems in Adrian Matejka's newest and fifth collection, Somebody Else Sold the World, meditate on the ...
Author: Amanda Gorman | Narrator: Oprah Winfrey and Amanda Gorman
Release Date: March 30, 2021
Amanda Gorman’s powerful and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration “Stunning.” —CNN  “Dynamic.” —NPR “Deeply rousing and upliftin...