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The Collection Plate: Poems
by Kendra Allen

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    List Price: $26.99
    Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9780063048478
    Imprint: Ecco
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Parent Company: News Corporation
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    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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