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Don't Let Them See Me Like This
Jasmine Gibson

Publication date: July 3, 2018



Nightboat
2018 • 96 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / Poetry - African American

$16.95 Paperback, 978-1-937658-83-0



An incendiary debut poetry collection that tears into the thick skin of political malaise through to the guts of history

In Don’t Let Them See Me Like This, Jasmine Gibson explores myriad intersectional identities in relation to The State, disease, love, sex, failure, and triumph. Speaking to those who feel disillusioned by both radical and banal spaces and inspired/informed by moments of political crisis: Hurricane Katrina, The Jena Six, the extrajudicial executions of Black people, and the periods of insurgency that erupted in response, this book acts as a synthesis of political life and poetic form.

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“The poem’s present broaches terms with a painful, deep past; to take the measure of political and bodily suffering without collapsing under its weight; to find a path for the experience of sexuality and desire that doesn’t lead right to pain.”—Chris Nealon



JASMINE GIBSON is a Philly jawn based in Brooklyn. She spends her time thinking about sexy things like psychosis, desire, and freedom. She is the author of the chapbook Drapetomania.



Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:01:31 -0500