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A Fire in the Hills
by Afaa Michael Weaver

    Publication Date: Apr 11, 2023
    List Price: $22.00
    Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9781636280820
    Imprint: Red Hen Press
    Publisher: Red Hen Press
    Parent Company: Red Hen Press

    Hardcover Description:

    In A Fire in the Hills, Afaa focuses on one of the central threads in his body of work. His ongoing project of an articulation of self in relation to the external landscape of the community and the world and the writing of spirit through those revelations of sublimation of self gives way here to a material focus. The racial references are explicit as are the complexities of life lived as a Black man born in America in the mid-twentieth century. These are poems emanating from an attempt to follow Daoist philosophy for most of his life. Knowledge of other is in relation to knowledge of self, and self is an illusory continuum, a perspective wherein the poet embodies the transcendent arc of Malcolm X’s life as credo.