Crown Noble

Crown Noble

by Bianca Phipps

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Crown noble, the breathtaking debut by Bianca Phipps, navigates the crossroads of familial ties and forgiveness. Phipps ruminates on the ways we are shaped as humans. Is it nature or nurture? Is it fate or a happen chance? What teaches us to love our generational inheritance, no matter how harmful? Phipps takes us to the most intimate parts of family matters in hopes of understanding as a means of overcoming.

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ISBN-13: 9781943735860
Publisher: Button Poetry
Publication date: 08/25/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Bianca Phipps is a Chicago based spoken word poet, originally from San Antonio, TX. She recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Acting, and was featured on UNCo's SOAPbox SLAM CUPSI team from 2014-2016. White River Happiness.

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dad & I own the same phone case

by accident.

dad & I quote the John Mulaney stand-up

at the same time, miles apart.

dad & I drink Moscow Mules,

but never together.

dad & I sing in the same off-key,

& cry in the same silence.

dad & I know how to make the room laugh

so loud they forget we are there.

dad & I don’t call it depression,

just the sadness, a scent to shake off

maybe soon or in death,

whichever comes last.

dad & I cradle grudges in our shoulders

against ourselves. each one is named

after the ones we’ve hurt—but never

our own names & never each other.

we cannot forgive what we struggle to love,

dad & I.

I mean, he loves me & I love

everyone except myself.

dad & I both call it the sadness,

though what we mean is

the loneliness

though what we mean is

whatever will not kill us

no matter how we beg.

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