By Joshua Bennett
The Sobbing School, Joshua Bennett’s spell binding debut selection of poetry, provides songs for the residing and the useless that destabilize and de-familiarize representations of black heritage and modern black experience. What animates those poems is a wish to assert existence, and interiority, the place there's acknowledged to be none. Figures as extensively divergent as Bobby Brown, Martin Heidegger, and the 19th-century functionality artist Henry field Brown, in addition to Bennett’s family and adolescence most sensible associates, seem and are put in dialog as a way to exhibit that there's continuously a global past what we're socialized to determine worth in, consistently alternative routes of considering relation that explode effortless binaries.
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The Sobbing School (National Poetry Series) by Joshua Bennett