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Claim Tickets for Stolen People
by Quintin Collins
The Ohio State University Press, 2022
Paper: 978-0-8142-5814-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8142-8171-0
Library of Congress Classification PS3603.O4548C57 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In Claim Tickets for Stolen People, Quintin Collins embraces a range of poetic forms and registers to show the resilience of Blackness in a colonized world. The tension between mortality and vitality is ever-present, whether Collins is charting his daughter’s emergence into being, cataloging the toll of white violence, or detailing the exuberance of community, family, and Chicago and Boston life. In Collins’s hands, the world is exquisitely physical and no element is without its own perspective, whether it is a truck sheared by a highway bridge or bees working through the knowledge that humans will kill them, burn their homes, and steal their honey. All goes toward honoring Black grief, Black anger, Black resistance, Black hope—and the persistence of Black love.
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