The new black

Shockley, Evie

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  • Format Books
  • Publication Middletown : Wesleyan University Press, 2012.
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (121 pages)
  • ISBNs 9780819572882, 0819572888, 9780819571403, 0819571407
  • OCLC ocn779828963


  • A profound and uplifting meditation on the meanings of race and belonging in America.


  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • Cover; Contents; my last modernist poem, #4 (or, re-re-birth of a nation); out with the old; my life as china; from The Lost Letters of Frederick Douglass; celestial; mesostics from the american grammar book; statistical haiku (or, how do they discount us? let me count the ways); good night women (or, defying the carcinogenic pen); her tin skin; pink-think (a primer for girls of other colors); clare's song; a sonnet for stanley tookie williams; in a non-subjunctive mood; where's carolina?; x marks the spot; received in spring; the defense of marriage act, alternatives to; dependencies
  • Him/body/meant, her/body/meantwhere you are planted; a background in music; ode to my blackness; the cold; to see the minus; love life, with stitches; riven; never after; a matter of balance; on new year's eve; the cold; out with the new; owed to shirley chisholm; bop for presidential politics, c. 2008; getting around utopia; you can't deny it; womanish; duck, duck, redux; because there should be love; improper(ty) behavior; at the musée de l'homme; a question of survival; soundtrack for a generational shift; revisiting; her table mountain; notes to my nieces (or, essays in fortune-telling)
  • Coming of agego-go tarot; quiet as it's kept; tonight i saw; salty (extended play); explosives; (mis)takes one to know one; post-white; the fare-well letters; the fare-well letters; dear ace bandage; dear cuddly dharma; dear existential fallacy; dear gift horse; dear ink jet; dear kerosene lamp; dear mid-afternoon nap; dear opaque policy; dear quaalude residue; dear safety test; dear untimely violet; dear white xmas; dear yesterday's zero; NOTES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS