The Punishments Must Be a School (Paperback)

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The Punishments Must Be a School (Paperback)


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Poetry: Emily August's debut explodes our ideas about biraciality and why institutions are larded with violence.

This ferocious vision of personal and cultural histories enters us through dark-wooded stories, folkloric in their eerie clarity. This brilliant, heartbreaking book confronts race, power, violence, and how we shape one another, daring us to contemplate what it could mean to "put the fear down."

Emily August is an Associate Professor of Literature at Stockton University. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, her poems have appeared in Callaloo, Cimarron Review, Ninth Letter, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere. She divides her time between Lake Superior's North Shore and the Atlantic Ocean's Jersey Shore.
Product Details ISBN: 9781944585648
ISBN-10: 1944585648
Publisher: Word Works
Publication Date: October 1st, 2023
Pages: 90
Language: English