Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2019.
First Edition. Paperback. Signed by Eve L. Ewing in ink at title page. First Edition with full number line indicating first printing. 8" X 8". 74pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
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NPR Best Books of 2019
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Chicago Review of Books Best Poetry Book of 2019
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The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the most intense of the riots comprising the nation’s Red Summer, has shaped the last century but is not widely discussed. In 1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing explores the story of this event—which lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries—through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in the city. Ewing uses speculative and Afrofuturist lenses to recast history, and illuminates the thin line between the past and the present.(Publisher). Very good +. Item #9960