Danez Smith IS spoken-word art! This gender-neutral National Book Award finalist is full of funk and flavor, and is fearless in delivering personal poetic narratives. Smith opens by discussing why their audiobook is called HOMIE. This work is definitely not for the faint of heart. It wakes you up. Smith speaks of identity through experiences addressing race, queerness, upbringing, family, friendship, disparity, and joy, never mincing words. Smith has a consistent cadence that sings to the listener. A few poems play with pace and pronunciation. Some poems are high-spirited, while others are painful and throw a punch to the gut. The narration is impactful, vibrant, in-your-face, and authentically Danez Smith. T.E.C. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2020]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9781684577408 $14.99 Two CDs
DD ISBN 9781684577392 $6.99
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