What Noise Against the Cane

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Desiree C. Bailey; Foreword by Carl Phillips

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What Noise Against the Cane is a lyric quest for belonging and freedom, weaving political resistance, Caribbean folklore, immigration and the realities of Black life in America. Desiree C. Bailey begins by reworking the epic in an oceanic narrative of bondage and liberation in the midst of the Haitian Revolution. The poems move into the contemporary Black diaspora, probing the mythologies of home, belief, nation and womanhood. Series judge Carl Phillips observes that Bailey's “poems argue for hope and faith equally. . . . These are powerful poems, indeed, and they make a persuasive argument for the transformative powers of steady defiance.”

Desiree C. Bailey is the author of the fiction chapbook In Dirt or Saltwater and has been published in Best American Poetry, Academy of American Poets, Callaloo and elsewhere. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago, and grew up in Queens, NY.

"Bailey invites us to see what twenty-first-century life is like for a young woman of the Black diaspora in the long wake of a history of slavery, brutality, and struggling for freedoms bodily and psychological."—Carl Phillips, from the Foreword

“Bailey's poems argue for hope and faith equally. These are powerful poems, indeed, and they make a persuasive argument for the transformative powers of steady defiance."—Carl Phillips
ISBN: 9780300256543
Publication Date: April 13, 2021
96 pages, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
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