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The Collection Plate

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780063048485
Publisher: Ecco
Language: English
Page Count: 78
Publication Date: 4/5/2022
Size: 9.02" l x 7.31" w x 0.44"
Series: N/A

Category Subject
Poetry Subjects & Themes
A deeply wrought and joyful debut poetry collection from an exciting new voice

Looping exultantly through the overlapping experiences of girlhood, Blackness, sex, and personhood in America, award-winning essayist and poet Kendra Allen braids together personal narrative and cultural commentary, wrestling with the beauty and brutality to be found between mothers and daughters, young women and the world, Black bodies and white space, virginity and intrusion, prison and freedom, birth and death. Most of all, The Collection Plate explores both how we collect and erase the voices, lives, and innocence of underrepresented bodies—and behold their pleasure, pain, and possibility.

Both formally exciting and a delight to read, The Collection Plate is a testament to Allen’s place as the voice of a generation—and a witness to how we come into being in the twenty-first century.

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