\blak\ \al-fe bet\ by Mitchell L. H. Douglas
Poems (Karen & Michael Braziller Books)

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The 2011 Winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award

The lean, musical poems in this touching second collection depict a southern family after the death of its matriarch. Douglas transcribes the spirit and ghosts of one people's America in poems that are principled and tender.

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Mitchell L. H. Douglas is a Cave Canem Fellow and author of Cooling Board. He teaches at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Published February 6, 2013 by Persea. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Haunted by questions of contemporary blackness, this second book by Douglas is packed with risk and conflict, but also beauty. “Admit it,” he begins “Passing Negro Mountain,” “you read the title & tho

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Firm yet lyrical, Cave Canem Fellow Douglas uses the death of matriarch Mamie Lee to frame the story of one Southern black family, "Sel

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