From award winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming of age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power People don t just happen, writes Saeed Jones We sacrifice former versions of ourselves We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us The I it seems doesn t exist until we are able to say, I am no longer yours Haunted and haunting, Jones s memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief a portrait of what we all do for one another and to one another as we fight to become ourselves.Blending poetry and prose, Jones has developed a style that is equal parts sensual, beautiful, and powerful a voice that s by turns a river, a blues, and a nightscape set ablaze How We Fight for Our Lives is a one of a kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer for our time. New Read [ How We Fight For Our Lives ] By [ Saeed Jones ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Saeed Jones debut poetry collection Prelude To Bruise Coffee House Press was the winner of the 2015 PEN Joyce Osterweil Award For Poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award Barbara Gittings Literature Award and a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award The book was also a finalist for 2015 awards from the Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle His poetry and essays have appeared in publications like the New York Times, NPR, Guernica, Ebony, and Best American Poetry, among others Saeed won a Pushcart Prize for poetry in 2013 and is BuzzFeed s Executive Editor of Culture.
- 192 pages
- How We Fight For Our Lives
- Saeed Jones
- 11 March 2018 Saeed Jones