Even This Page Is White (Paperback)

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With her debut poetry collection Shraya applies her keen intelligence and awareness of her positionality to white privilege and systematic racism. Shraya pushes past the notion that racism is anything other than commonplace. It's multi-layered and thought-provoking, as well as imaginative and mind-opening. This combination makes this an unflinching, timely, and necessary read. Keep this as an antidote to the legion of white male poets on your syllabus. 

— From Courtney

"brown is not a barrier   you are
and when you say don't play the race card

you mean don't call me white"

To my fellow POC: Read this, then give it to your white friends to read.

To all the white folks: If there's one book of poetry you read this year, or in your entire lifetime, read this one.

— From Avery


Vivek Shraya's debut collection of poetry is a bold and timely interrogation of skin--its origins, functions, and limitations. Poems that range in style from starkly concrete to limber break down the barriers that prevent understanding of what it means to be racialized. Shraya paints the face of everyday racism with words, rendering it visible, tangible and undeniable.

Vivek Shraya is a writer, musician, and filmmaker whose previous books include God Loves Hair and She of the Mountains. She lives in Toronto.

About the Author

Vivek Shraya: Vivek Shraya is a writer, musician, performer, and filmmaker. His previous books include the novel She of the Mountains and the YA book God Loves Hair, and he has been shortlisted for Lambda Literary Awards three times. He has read and performed at shows, festivals and post-secondary institutions internationally.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781551526416
ISBN-10: 1551526417
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication Date: September 13th, 2016
Pages: 72
Language: English