Black Metamorphoses by Shanta Lee
Black Metamorphoses pierces a 2,000+ year-old veil inspired by a range of Ovidian myths while resisting a direct conversion of the work. This collection explores the Black psyche, body, and soul, through inversion and brazen confrontation of work that has shaped Western civilization. In a poetic range of forms, voices, and rhythms, the reader is bathed in ancestral memory, myth, and sense of the timeless of the shapeshifting, resilient Black body.
About The Author
Shanta Lee is the author of Ghettoclaustrophobia: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak Woman in Woke Tongues, winner of the 2021 Vermont Book Award (Poetry), the 2020 Diode Press full-length book prize, an honorable mention from the Sheila Margaret Motton prize, and reviews featured in the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Books, Seven Days, and the Kenyon Review.
Watch the YouTube book trailer video of Black Metamorphoses by Shanta Lee. Cover and interior artwork was created by Alan Blackwell.
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