Build Yourself a Boat (2019)

Build Yourself a Boat

2019 National Book Award LonglistA poetic exploration of trauma, healing, and survival from award-winning poet Camonghne Felix.This is about what grows through the wreckage. This is an anthem of survival and a look at what might come after. A view of what floats and what, ultimately, sustains.Build Yourself a Boat, an innovative debut by award-winning poet Camonghne Felix, interrogates generational trauma, the possibility of healing, and the messiness of survival.Build Yourself a Boat redefines the language of collective and individual trauma through lyric and memory.

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