The Crown Ain’t Worth Much – poems – Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

The Crown Ain’t Worth Much
poems by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press 2016

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Willis-Abdurraqib is a writer writing letters to a timeline of his unchanged address. In this, excavation happens on the clock and burial, off. Reading this, I know what kids I want for the world. One body sells for nothing but makes it to market and a second body is kept from giving itself a hole for breathing. From this book of bodies comes a third. Dear blood flow, I received your immediate silence. Dear soundtrack, there’s this movie that disappears but only when I watch it. Dear uniform, tragedy makes a short laundry list.

You need a body to keep you naked, get this book. It, will ghost.

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response, reflection by Barton Smock

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book is here:

https://buttonpoetry.com/product/the-crown-aint-worth-much/

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