Topics include black queer love, urban life, and black life in America throughout history. Simply beautiful and sometimes brutal, HULL is a lyrical experiment waiting to be cracked open and revisited many times.--Sarah T.— From LGBTQ+: Ten+ to See You Through
WINNER of the JUDITH A. MARKOWITZ AWARD
2020 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER
LONGLISTED for the HEARTLAND BOOKSELLERS AWARDIn this debut collection by African American poet Xandria Phillips, HULL explores emotional impacts of colonialism and racism on the Black queer body and the present-day emotional impacts of enslavement in urban, rural, and international settings. HULL is lyrical, layered, history-ridden, experimental, textured, adorned, ecstatic, and emotionally investigative.
About the Author
Xandria Phillips is a poet and visual artist from rural Ohio. They are the author of Reasons For Smoking, which won the 2016 Seattle Review chapbook contest judged by Claudia Rankine. Their poem "For a Burial Free of Sharks" won the 2016 Gigantic Sequins poetry contest judged by Lucas De Lima. Xandria is the poetry editor at Honeysuckle Press, and a teaching artist for Winter Tangerine's NYC workshops. Their work is featured or forthcoming from Virginia Quarterly Review, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, West Branch, and elsewhere.