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Hull AUTHOR Xandria Phillips eBook Ë Paperback Read å This first collection by African American poet Xandria Phillips explores the present day emotional impacts of enslavement and colonization on the Black ueer body in urban rural and international settings HULL is lyrical layered history ridden experimental textured groundedNslavement and colonization on the Black ueer body in urban rural and international settings HULL is lyrical la Read each of these at least twice as I did and see if this you don't get something new out of that second look perhaps that seems like too much work but reading a lot of poetry and the Bible frankly has taught me there's reward in it Such range here Michelle Obama exploration of ueer idenity Edmonia Lewis lost an hour in a deep dive the horrors of the Middle Passage Vester Flanagan another deep dive didn't know all the details vibratorsfrom Intimate Archives this section centers on selected examples of black trauma from enslavement to the present; war on drugs monticello and Dr J Marion Sims' Hospital For Women in succession are the most powerful juxtaposition of poems in the bookMonticellooutside our bed everything was kissingor biting you in the name of disgust inthe name of labor in the name of flesh breaking and babies being born the man never did smile in his portraits but by the pitch of your cries by the perseabrasions on your throat Sally I knew he had a set of teeth  Later on one of Mr Sims' victimsANARCHA AND I NEGOTIATE TRAUMA Anarcha passed me hers by her teeth and I nearly choked in the making of space for her mammoth seed alongside mine I trusted her with a mouth too full to speak I trusted her to slide something flora inside of me The first time I felt another person’s desire it was pressed on my leg and this leg was pinned to the couch In so wanting to tell this I pitted my mouth twice There was meat initially on the peaches that we halved off and fed to each other making sure to miss the mouth enough for the lips and neighboring skin to get sweet and slick Anarcha had impassioned arguments with me that brought me to trembling I never wanted to nutcracker someone’s head with my thighs so badly She told me the children knocked the latch off her bladder when they came into this world She told me her body was living when it was hewn for science but she wanted to be taken with and by me Around the pits I said I am a poet and a ueer and I cannot real estate a bit of my tongue to doctors or men And with this heavy mouth I spouted these words in whale song Inaudible Why don’t you spit those out she said so I can hear the yes that’s under all that seed? Highly recommended and not just to people who like poetry; further if you're timid about verse at only 58 pages it's not a heavy lift You can fully expect this one to make some best of lists by end of year it is that moving that deftly crafted that good

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Yered history ridden experimental textured grounded in prose poems adorned ecstatic and emotionally investigati This collection is beautiful and fraught and wistful and fed up I especially loved the poems that explicitly spoke to historical figures though the whole book speaks to history and those that speak to desire especially Want Could Kill Me

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Hull AUTHOR Xandria PhilliThis first collection by African American poet Xandria Phillips explores the present day emotional impacts of e The nonbinary poet’s collection employs the language of dreams and fraught journeys laying bare the historical and current threats to black and ueer bodies These free verse poems are rich with alliteration “the brine of our brutish blood” and innovative in their layouts Amid the often melancholy subject matter come cheeky entries like a sex dream about Michelle Obama In the tradition of Natasha Trethewey and Danez Smith Phillips sees a through line from slavery to racism past and present Hull is their bold indictment of prejudice Release date September 24thSee my full review at Foreword