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808s & otherworlds, memories, remixes, & mythologies, Sean Avery Medlin

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808s & otherworlds, memories, remixes, & mythologies, Sean Avery Medlin
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Index
no index present
Literary Form
poetry
Main title
808s & otherworlds
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1233268632
Responsibility statement
Sean Avery Medlin
Sub title
memories, remixes, & mythologies
Summary
A bold and incendiary new voice in poetry. Against the backdrop of the Phoenix suburbs where they were raised, Medlin interrogates the effects of media misrepresentation on the performance of Black masculinity. Through storytelling rhymes and vulnerable narratives in conversation with both contemporary Hip-Hop culture and systemic anti-Blackness, 808s & Otherworlds pieces together a speculative reality where Blackfolk are simultaneously superhuman and dehumanized. From the gut-wrenchingly real stories of young lovers unmythed by segregation or former classmates appropriating Black culture, to the fantastic settings of Hip-Hop songs and comic characters, Medlin weaves a tapestry of worlds and otherworlds while composing a love letter to family and self, told to an undeniably energetic beat
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