Dated Emcees (Chinaka Hodge)

"i confess i love fast dishonest words, thoughts,childish aliases men who changed their names, forced rhyme divulged they governments,  and then forgot mine the lames i held on too long way past time"

"i confess i love fast dishonest
words, thoughts,childish aliases
men who changed their names, forced rhyme
divulged they governments, 
and then forgot mine
the lames i held
on too long
way past
time"

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."

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