The Gilded Auction Block: Poems Poems, Shane McCrae
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The Gilded Auction Block: Poems

Author: Shane McCrae

Narrator: Shane McCrae

Unabridged: 2 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Published: 07/16/2019

Genre: Poetry - American - African American

Synopsis

This program is read by the author.An incisive new collection of poetry on political and contemporary themesI’m made of murderers I’m madeOf nobodies and immigrants and the poorand a whole / Family the mother’sliver and her lungsIn The Gilded Auction Block, the acclaimed poet Shane McCrae considers the present moment in America on its own terms as well as for what it says about the American project and Americans themselves. In the audiobook’s four sections, McCrae alternately responds directly to Donald Trump and contextualizes him historically and personally, exploding the illusions of freedom of both black and white Americans. A moving, incisive, and frightening exploration of both the legacy and the current state of white supremacy in this country, The Gilded Auction Block is an audiobook about the present that reaches into the past and stretches toward the future.

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