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.
Quraysh Ali Lansana of Tri-City Collective, is a Tulsa Artist Fellow and a co-executive producer of Focus: Black Oklahoma, a monthly news and cultural program on Public Radio Tulsa (NPR Affiliate) KWGS, 89.5FM. Quraysh is a poet, author, and educator from Oklahoma.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, he moved to Chicago and stayed there for the next 30+ years. He is now back in Tulsa. Check out more of Quraysh's projects through this link https://tricitycollective.com
Listen to FBO here: https://www.publicradiotulsa.org/programs/focus-black-oklahoma