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Telepathologies

Author: Cortney Lamar Charleston
Publisher: Hanover, PA ; London : Saturnalia Books, distributed by University Press of New England, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cortney Lamar Charleston's debut poetry collection looks at the state of race in 21st century America. Today, as much as ever before, the black body is the battleground on which war is being waged in our inner cities, and Charleston bears witness with fear, anger, and glimpses of hope. He watches the injustice on T.V., experiences it firsthand at simple traffic stops, and even gives voice to those like Eric Garner  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cortney Lamar Charleston
ISBN: 9780998053448 0998053449
OCLC Number: 976437320
Awards: Winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize selected by D.A. Powell
Description: 125 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: How do you raise a black child? --
Pool party --
Blackness as a compound of if statements --
At gunpoint --
Melanphobia: Fear of Black --
D.W.B. --
Facing the music --
SuICIdE, iT'S a SuiCIDe --
Meditation on the casual use of hands --
Meditation on black death ending with an x-ray --
Memorandum --
Spell check questions the validity of black life --
Po-po postlude --
Ghazal on the cusp of rage --
Feeling fucked up --
In case I still --
Aviophobia: Fear of flying --
Praise song for the black body ending in the throat of a swallow --
Charleston --
State of the union --
Kids these days --
Meditation on wings and meeting Gabriel in a Philadelphia prison --
Tupak Shakur's last words --
Bibliophobia: Fear of books --
The hood --
BLK on BLK --
Making a fist --
You're only as healthy as you feel --
American terrorism in seven acts --
Where Brooklyn at? --
Exhibitionism with a drop of blood --
White, as told by black --
Artfully dodging the subliminal and obvious --
The melanin --
Miley Cyrus presides over the funeral for the twerk --
I'm not a racist --
How did they justify the shooting? --
Telepathologies --
Ghazal for the bathing ape --
Six shots on Ferguson, Missouri --
Mama speaks of profiling --
How did your mother die? --
Meditation on Sunday tradition after the video leaks --
Gynophobia: Fear of women --
Keeping JELL-O --
A boogie night, age 12 --
Ghazal of the code --
The barbershop --
Homophobia: Fear of sameness --
I think i know one when I see one --
Working definition of a prefix: Trans- --
Autophobia: Fear of self --
Katrina --
I will show you a handful of dust --
Hydrophobia: Fear of water --
" ... Everyday something has tried to kill me and has failed" --
The melancholia --
Water cooler talk ending with the colors of an American flag --
Unmaking a fist --
How do you forgive? --
Ode to black love --
In theory, we are all human --
Notes.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Cortney Lamar Charleston.

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Cortney Lamar Charleston's debut collection looks unflinchingly at the state of race in twenty-first-century America. Today, as much as ever before, the black body is the battleground on which war is  Read more...

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