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Dispatch: Poems By Cameron Awkward-Rich Cover Image
ISBN: 9780892555031
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Persea - December 10th, 2019

Cameron Awkward-Rich's second poetry collection covers a lot of ground, and does so with intensity and efficiency. As the title suggests, each poem is a compact delivery. Some feel like news briefs, as they speak to social issues of violence and racism, as well as a growing disappointment in the world. Others are glimpses into more personal and intimate moments. I recommend taking an extra moment to be still with "Meditations in an Emergency" (22), a poem that has come back to me with regularity since reading Dispatch several months ago.

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