Build Yourself a Boat

Longlist, National Book Awards 2019 for Poetry

ISBN 9781608466115
Haymarket Books
Camonghne Felix

Camonghne Felix, M.A. is a poet, a writer, speaker, and political strategist. She received an M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU, an MFA from Bard College, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and Poets House. Her first full-length collection of poems, Build Yourself a Boat, was longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards. More about this author >

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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 redefines the language of collective and individual trauma through lyric and memory.