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ISBN: 978-1-73278-662-2
Categories Anthologies, Nomadic, Poetry

Black Joy: An Anthology of Black Boy Poems

Publication Date: May 2019


In June of 2023, Black Lawrence Press welcomed numerous existing and forthcoming Nomadic Press titles to our catalogue. Black Joy was originally published by Nomadic Press.

Poetry. California Interest, African & African American Studies. Contributors include Samuel Getachew, Nicos Hubbard-Riley, Elijah I. Hynson, Damion Evans, Charles Hall, and Daniel Summerhill. BLACK JOY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BLACK BOY POEMS is an unapologetic, unrestrained, and defiant celebration of culture, friendship, and community. This compilation of poems by black boys from Oakland is an elaborate and heartwarming guide through the intricacies of what it means to be young, black, and undoubtedly alive in today’s day and age.

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Daniel B. Summerhill

Daniel B. Summerhill is a poet and essayist who has earned fellowships from Baldwin for the Arts and The Watering Hole. He is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Monterey County and has published two collections of poems, Divine, Divine, Divine (2021) and Mausoleum of Flowers (22). His poems and essays appear in The Progressive, Columbia Journal, Obsidian, The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. An Oakland native, Daniel lives in the Bay Area and is Assistant Professor of Poetry at Santa Clara University.

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