Black Phoenix Uprising is a fearless collection of poems that exalts the eternal spirit of global Black resistance. With each elegiac line Ewuare X. Osayande honors the lives of Black liberators and resisters past and present and scribes a scorching testament critical of our present age of resurgent and recalcitrant white supremacy. Herein lies a collection of poems that unflinchingly faces the enmeshed realities of race, gender and class with the sensitivity of one who bears their scars.
Like fire, at times the poems burn with an unapologetic conviction. At other times they emit the warmth and comfort of loving family. At all times, these poems are uncompromising in their insistence of Black humanity and freedom. In these stanzas, Osayande stands at the intersection of time dancing across dimensions as he blazes a lyrical path toward a liberating future. In this highly-anticipated follow-up to Blood Luxury, Osayande offers a collection of poems that probes our conscience and calls out the spirit of resistance within each of us.
About the Author
Ewuare X. Osayande is a poet, essayist, activist and educator. His previous volumes of poetry include Whose America? and Blood Luxury. He has taught African American Studies at Rutgers University. He is the director of Freedom Plow, an intersectional anti-racist learning initiative. Learn more about his work at Osayande.org.