In this collection of poetry, curated by South Carolina poets Len Lawson and Al Black, fellow poets speak to the role of race both in their 21st century worlds and the worlds they inherited from the past. Beautiful and profane, these words and the images they evoke allow the reader the opportunity to assess where we are as a culture, how far we’ve come, and how far we need to go.
Dasan Ahanu, Marcus Amaker, Jennifer Bartell,
Al Black, Bernard Block, Kim Blum-Hyclak, Roger Bonair-Agard, Fran Cardwell, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Tiana Clark, Julia Dawson,
Kenneth Denk, Worthy Evans, Nancy Fierstein, Keith Flynn, Matthew Foley, Nikky Gray, Yuriy Grigoryants, Ashley Harris, Rashida James-Saadiya, Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, Ashley M. Jones, Fayaz Kabani, Len Lawson, Scott Murray, Kathleen Nalley, Jerlean Noble, Donald Pardlow, Pasckie Pascua, Michele Reese, Jonathan K. Rice, King Shakur, Charlene Spearen, Tammaka Staley, Cassie Premo Steele, Amoja Sumler, Cedric Tillman, Arthur Turfa,