One of the best books of poetry I’ve read this year! I definitely encourage everyone to get a copy.
Written while living in a self-destructive society on the coattails of a global pandemic, courtney marie’s second collection of poems, songs we used to dance to, has been called a “revolution overdue.” It’s perfect for those willing to take an unflinching look at self and country, like that found in “this country is a hungry fist,” a poem which looks at the ways the United States can “feast on the dreams of the innocent.” This stunning collection refuses to back down from the struggles of identity and the post-pandemic realities, as explored in the poem “nothing will ever be the same”:
in all the horror of this year
one thing sets it apart from all the horrors of all the other years: the
distance between us.
Through the course of the pandemic, identities changed as Americans began seeing themselves in a different light due to the vast distance…
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