A review by achilleanshelves
Homie: Poems by Danez Smith


Content warnings - Racism, homophobia, bullying, suicide references, themes of death

"A dead dog is a hero, a dead lion is a hero, a cloned sheep is a miracle a dead child is a tragedy depending in the color, the nation, the occupation or non-occupation of the parents."

This collection was perfect. It was loud and impactful and never shied away from anything, wow. This may just be my favourite poetry book that I read in 2020, absolutely fantastic.