A powerful new collection from Frank X Walker, winner of the 2005 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry. Featuring 68 poems on family, place, identity, and social justice, Black Box continues the brilliant autobiographical journey of Affrilachia, the author's groundbreaking first volume of poems. The work of Frank X Walker is an eclectic, powerful mixture of liberating style, profound insight, and unwavering organic connection to the intellectual, political, and cultural struggles of a people. He stands in the tradition of DuBois, McKay, Robeson and Hughes. -- Ricky L. Jones, Black Haze.The spirit of a child runs through the poetry of Frank X Walker's latest collection, 'Black Box'. A young, rural black boy recalls his parents, grandparents and ancestors who originally settled the land, built the rock walls and dug in the coal mines. close-to-the-bone poetry . a poet for all generations. -- Mary Popham, Louisville Courier-Journal
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