Paperback / softback
April 12, 2017
9781611178098
English
8.25 Inches (US)
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.35 Pounds (US)
$15.99 USD
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Weary Kingdom

Poems

In this new collection of poems, Weary Kingdom, DéLana R. A. Dameron maps a journey across emotional, spiritual, and geographic lines, from the familiarity of the honeysuckle South to a new world, or a new kingdom—Harlem. Her poems traverse the streets of this Black mecca with a careful eye cast toward the intimacies of the exterior. Still, as the poems move throughout the built environment, they navigate matters of death, love, love loss, and family against the backdrop of a city that has yet to become home. Indeed what looms over this weary kingdom is a longing for the certainties of a lover's touch, the summer's sun, and the comforts of a promised land up North. And as the poet longs, so do readers. Ultimately they grow aware of Utopia's fragility.

Reviews

"Narrative and full of song, this book makes me feel at home in its window views, kitchen tables, and human emotions."—O Magazine

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