I, New and Selected Poems
Finalist, National Book Awards 2019 for Poetry
Poet: Toi Dericotte
Published:30 Mar 2020
I, New and Selected Poems shows the reader both the closeness of the enemy and the poet’s inherent courage, inventiveness, and joy. It is a record of one woman’s response to the repressive and fracturing forces around the subjects of race, class, color, gender, and sexuality. Each poem is an act of victory as they find their way through the repressive forces to speak with both beauty and truth.