The 2018 National Book Award winners
were announced last night!
Learn more about the five winning books…
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Justin Phillip Reed
Paperback: Coffeehouse Press, 2018
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Indecency is boldly and carefully executed and perfectly ragged. In these poems, Justin Phillip Reed experiments with language to explore inequity and injustice and to critique and lament the culture of white supremacy and the dominant social order. Political and personal, tender, daring, and insightful―the author unpacks his intimacies, weaponizing poetry to take on masculinity, sexuality, exploitation, and the prison industrial complex and unmask all the failures of the structures into which society sorts us.
*** READ the Starred Review
from Publishers Weekly
*** READ an interview with the poet from LITHUB