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Joy Is the Justice We Give Ourselves
by J. Drew Lanham

    Publication Date: Apr 02, 2024
    List Price: $17.00
    Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9798885740302
    Imprint: Hub City Press
    Publisher: Hub City Press
    Parent Company: Hub City Writers Project

    Hardcover Description:

    From J. Drew Lanham, MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and author of Sparrow Envy: A Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts, comes a sensuous new collection in his signature mix of poetry and prose.

    In gorgeous and timely pieces, Joy Is the Justice We Give Ourselves is a lush journey into wildness and Black being. Lanham notices nature through seasonal shifts, societal unrest, and deeply personal reflection and traces a path from bitter history to the present predicament. Drawing canny connections between the precarity of nature and the long arm of racism, the collection offers reconciliation and eco-reparation as hopeful destinations from our current climate of division. In Joy is the Justice We Give Ourselves, Lanham mines the deep connection to ancestors through the living world and tunes his unique voice toward embracing the radical act of joy.