The Collection Plate by Kendra Allen audiobook

The Collection Plate: Poems

By Kendra Allen
Read by Kendra Allen

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063048478

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799948278

  • ISBN: 9781799948261

  • ISBN: 9781799948285

Runtime: 1.04 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A deeply wrought and joyful debut poetry collection from an exciting new voice 

Looping exultantly through the overlapping experiences of girlhood, Blackness, sex, and personhood in America, award-winning essayist and poet Kendra Allen braids together personal narrative and cultural commentary, wrestling with the beauty and brutality to be found between mothers and daughters, young women and the world, Black bodies and white space, virginity and intrusion, prison and freedom, birth and death. Most of all, The Collection Plate explores both how we collect and erase the voices, lives, and innocence of underrepresented bodies—and behold their pleasure, pain, and possibility

Both formally exciting and a delight to read, The Collection Plate is a testament to Allen’s place as the voice of a generation—and a witness to how we come into being in the twenty-first century. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As close as we can get to those looming Black spaces beyond and before language.” Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kendra Allen

Author Bio: Kendra Allen

Kendra Allen was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She is the recipient of the 2018 Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction for her essay collection, When You Learn the Alphabet, awarded by Kiese Laymon. She has been featured on C-SPAN, interviewed for the Rumpus and in Poets & Writers, and her work has been taught by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds alongside that of Jamaica Kincaid and Eve Ewing, among other distinctions.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 1.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English