#GETLIT: Saeed Jones - Prelude to Bruise

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#GETLIT: Saeed Jones - Prelude to Bruise

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#GETLIT is a HI WILDFLOWER collaboration with today's most compelling writers. Inspired by the olfactory stories embedded in each author's work. 

SAEED JONES || PRELUDE TO BRUISE

NOTES: DAWN'S DEW, HONEYSUCKLE VINE, BAY RUM

WORDS:

Stars are just jewelry
stolen from graves, he sighs,
pressing me into loam, amaryllis shoots
 already owning my dark. 
I’ll wake, a garden gated in April light,
my veins in every leaf.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

“Inside each hunger, each desire, speaks the voice of a boy that admits ‘I’ve always wanted to be dangerous.’ This is not a threat but a promise to break away from the affliction of silence, to make audible the stories that trouble the dimensions of masculinity and discomfort the polite conversations about race. With impressive grace, Saeed Jones situates the queer black body at the center, where his visibility and vulnerability nurture emotional strength and the irrepressible energy to claim those spaces that were once denied or withheld from him. Prelude to a Bruise is a daring debut.”—Rigoberto González

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Saeed Jones is the Executive Editor of Culture at Buzzfeed, winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and a Pushcart Prize-winning poet. His poetry collection PRELUDE TO BRUISE is published by Coffee House Press and in a starred review was described by Publishers Weekly as "a dark night of the soul presented as the finest of evening gowns."

 

 

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