Recollections on his father show how far society may have come in gaining some trust. I lack the skill to properly articulate the absolutely heartrending effect each piece elicits, but believe me when I say this - you'll be hard pressed finding better quality contemporary poetry about the male African American experience. The poet plays with space on the page in these poems, and several others, allowing readers to discover something different with each, new title. Every poem hit me, and despite our different experiences, it felt as though he were picking out the deepest parts of me and articulating it into words I could not have found on my own. But they love us here. Like every poetry book, I didn't enjoy every single poem but more of them I did.
He also has three poems that tie in pop culture Teen Titans Go, Black Panther, etc. There are no wasted words, and Evans' poems expertly alternate between making you laugh and making you want to so My sister gave me this book because I regularly make jokes about how learning to braid my daughter's hair got me more attention from women than anything I've ever done in my life prior. The hurt in this poetry is real. This is easily one of the best poetry books out there, and possibly one of the best books, period. Long version: A collection of experiences, emotions, memories and hopes of a young black man growing up in America with glimpses into his family, the generations before him and the male influences in his life as vividly depicted in Inheritance. The truth that that almost happened years before. He founded the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam in 2009 and appeared on seven National Slam teams from Columbus collectively.
Button Poetry continues to knock it out the park with their releases. When my kids show up to school, the teacher can immediately tell who got them ready. Like every poetry book, I didn't enjoy every single poem but more of them I did. Even though I have experience none of his struggles, I could feel how hard they were for him and how they affected him. Evans's commanding, confident style shines through in these poems, which explore masculinity, fatherhood, and family, and what it means to make a home as a black man in contemporary America. He has an ease about his words, but he always manages to strike at the heart of the matter in each of his poems. And I was glad to read all of his poems, though much of it was beyond my firsthand experience.
O An excellent and highly readable collection of short poems. Because I feel the title is misleading, let me tell you what this book is really about. Evans's commanding, confident style shine Still Can't Do My Daughter's Hair is the latest book by author William Evans, founder of Black Nerd Problems. But I do remember no one ever threatening to lock me in a closet for fear that I might be too loose of a star to stay lodged in the night sky. There is nothing like a poetry book to tell a beautiful story in small pockets of narration interspersed wi I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. The worry of this poetry comes in hushed tones of a man in wife wondering how to tell their little girl that she lives in a world built to be against her. I received a free advanced digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
His talent shines in every piece, but especially in the ones about his daughter. Rarely do I ever want more from that particular book more from the world and characters. With this book, I went in with a wide open mind and found that these poems are written with personal feelings and passion. I look forward to reading more from the author and would recommend this book to others. The terror that they can have day in and day out and the relief they can get over something others may not think twice about. This has no effect on my opinion, rating, or review.
Upon graduation, she spent a year abroad traveling throughout New Zealand. Even if you think poetry is really not your thing, please hop over to youtube, find Button Poetry, and dive in. My mind is already open, I'm a strong believer in al I wanted to read this right away because I haven't read many male modern poets and I'm glad I did. That poem was a taste of what this entire book is about-- an exploration of family, of love, of fatherhood, of marriage but all with the hint of what those things mean as a Black man in America. Although we get some mentions of his daughter, it was barely 10% of the book. The joy of this poetry is from the little things, the texture of the daughters hair, her smile, her light, her beauty. I look forward to seeing what William writes next.
The worry of this poetry comes in hushed tones of a man in wife wondering how to tell their little girl that she lives in a world built to be against her. I was given this copy to review. . Focused primarily of what it means to survive life in modern America as a black man, Evans dives in to his experiences and history without apology. When not writing, Julia can be found ranting about Muppets, eating hamburgers, or walking neighborhood dogs.
Recollections on his father show how far society may have come in gaining some trust. This is 100% an honest review! I did enjoy the last 20% of the book more than anything. The real-life themes that fill this book make it a must-read. As with all spoken word poets, I suggest you go over to youtube and check out a poem or two of theirs before reading so you get a better understan Button Poetry continues to knock it out the park with their releases. His words are as impactful on paper as they are when he speaks them live-- although I highly recommend you read each poem and then watch the live version for a double whammy. This poetry made me The hurt in this poetry is real.
My two favorite poems are 'My Wife is Shaped Like' and 'Still Can't Do My Daughter's Hair'. No matter who you are this poetry book will open your eyes in some way. This poetry book by William Evans recounts his experiences growing up as a Black American, thus racism and oppression is the theme of some of the verses. I'm very much looking forward to any more by Williams Evans. My Wife Is Shaped Like has been one of my favorites by Evans since I first heard it.