U.S.A. / 2016
This is a 64-page book of poetry that uses the language and context of hip-hop to probe issues of dating, femininity, music, black life and trauma. Came out just this past May. People are loving these poems. I sincerely enjoyed the 10-page excerpt that I read. It reads like rap.She's really good at word play. Even the title has a double meaning. She even has a whole poem about Biggie Smalls. Daveed Diggs, the star of Broadway's Hamilton, said of this collection, "They are the best poems you've ever read."