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Freedom House

 Author: KB Brookins  Category: Poetry  Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing  Published: January 1, 2023  ISBN: 9781646052639  Pages: 120  Language: English  Tags: Nonbinary AuthorTrans Man / Masc Author |  Alibris  Amazon  Bookshop org  Kobo  Publisher  QLL  Find in a Library

Freedom House is a poetry collection that explores internal, interpersonal, and systemic freedom.

In this debut full-length collection, KB Brookins’ formally diverse, music-influenced poetry explores transness, politics of the body, gentrification, sexual violence, climate change, masculinity, and afrofuturism while chronicling their transition and walking readers through different “rooms”. The speaker isn’t afraid to call themselves out while also bending time, displaying the terror of being Black/queer/trans in Texas, and more — all while using humor and craft.

What does freedom look like? What can we learn from nature and our past? How do you reintroduce yourself in a world that refuses queerness? How can we use poetry as a tool in the toolbox that helps build freedom? This collection explores those questions, and manifests a world where Black, queer, and trans people get to live.

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KB Brookins

KB Brookins is a Black, queer, and trans writer, cultural worker, and visual artist from Texas. Their writing is featured in, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Poetry Society of America, Oxford American, and elsewhere. KB’s poetry chapbook How To Identify Yourself...

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