Erica Dawson - When Rap Spoke Straight to God — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

One sustained long poem, Dawson’s mesmerizing third book uses a wide range of literary traditions and styles to present issues of blackness, the boundaries of gender and race, Trump-era politics, and pop culture in ways we’ve never seen before. She samples hip-hop lyrics and embeds them in sonnets, builds powerful resistance lyrics from blank verse, and celebrates sensuality in rich sestinas. Director of the low-residency MFA program at the University of Tampa, Dawson won the 2006 Anthony Hecht Prize for Big-Eyed Afraid and the 2016 Poets' Prize for The Small Blades Hurt.


Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Union Market
Fiction & Poetry
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ISBN: 9781947793033
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Published: Tin House Books - September 18th, 2018

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