Apr 15, 2021
Poet Tommye Blount’s Fantasia
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Detroit-born poet Tommye Blount’s writing belongs somewhere in the realm of short films: vivid and fearless as it portrays human vulnerability, whether the threat is a fist or something much more intimate. In today's episode, we talk with Blount about growing up black and queer and how his head-on collisions with white America’s myth-making informed his newest collection. Fantasia for the Man in Blue exploded into publication and was a finalist for the National Book Award 2020 for poetry. 


Tommye Blount, poet and author of Fantasia for the Man in Bluefinalist for the National Book Award 2020 for Poetry

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