2 Books Published by Brooklyn Arts Press on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about & More Black by t’ai freedom ford & More Black

by t’ai freedom ford
Augury Books (Jul 01, 2019)
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Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women’s Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Winner of the 2020 LAMBA Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry. Nominated for a 2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry. t’ai freedom ford’s second collection of poems, & MORE BLACK, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language and sonics of life, these poems take their cue from Wanda Coleman’s American Sonnets as they rhapsodize and dialogue with artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, and Wangechi Mutu, along with many other musicians, artists, and writers. The kinetic energy of ford’s words leap off the page in rebellious, stunning, and revelatory fashion-poems that mesmerize with sheer velocity and telling pauses.

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by Randall Horton
Augury Books (Nov 20, 2015)
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Literary Nonfiction. African & African American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. Hook: A Memoir is a gripping story of transformation. Without excuse or indulgence, author and educator, Randall Horton explores his downward spiral from unassuming Howard University undergraduate to homeless drug addict, international cocaine smuggler, and incarcerated felon — before showing us the redemptive role that writing and literature played in helping him reclaim his life. The multilayered narrative bridges past and present through both the vivid portrayal of Horton’s singular experiences and his correspondence in letters with the anonymous Lxxxx, a Latina woman awaiting trial. Hookexplores race and social construction in America, the forgotten lives within the prison industrial complex, and the resilience of the human spirit.