Pamela Sneed offers readers a tremendous gift in the collection KONG And Other Works. These poems are histories, written but mainly unwritten, showing how social movements constructed around race, gender, and sexuality impact the individual. It is about current events, family, ancestors and pioneers, healing, hope, and love. KONG shifts effortlessly between the comedic and the critical while never losing sight of the author's aim: to offer a work that is transformative, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual.
Primarily inspired by Sneed's two trips to Ghana, West Africa, KONG uses both the film "King Kong" and the journey of an African man kidnapped from his homeland as metaphors. At its heart, KONG is a resilient protest work, and a luminescent and universal call for freedom.
"Sneed is one of the most dynamic exponents of poetry and performance working in the US today." Coco Fusco.
NOTE: Advance copy limited edition of KONG And Other Works is available until supplies run out!
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