the skin of dreams:
new and collected poems 1995-2018
The Calliope Group 2019 — Author
the skin of dreams is a remembering, an offering and a gathering of geographies. Traversing twenty-three years of earth and breath Quraysh Ali Lansana's first new and collected works roadmaps small town Oklahoma to southside Chicago in compelling poems that question, surprise and dare. As a direct descendent of the Black Arts Movement and last student of Miss Gwendolyn Brooks, Lansana explores the complicated internal and external terrain of Blackness and history from a post-King, post-Kennedy childhood through the election of the first non-White president, while grappling with the definition of home.
These are poems that cry, sing, scream and see.