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Saeed Jones is an American poet whose debut collection Prelude to Bruise was named a 2014 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. Jones is also executive editor for culture at BuzzFeed.
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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson - Oct 04, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, author Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson...
Saeed Jones
Aug 01, 2019
I don’t trust people who haven’t read THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS. It’s one of the most important and excellent books written in the last century:     source
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
Ocean Vuong - Apr 05, 2016
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Ocean Vuong's first full-length collection aims straight for the perennial "big"and very humansubjects of romance, family, memory, grief, war, and melancholia. None of these he allows to overwhelm his spirit or his poems, which demonstrate, through breath and cadence and unrepentant enthrallment, that a gentle palm on a chest can calm the fiercest ...
Saeed Jones
Apr 08, 2016
People often ask me for book recommendations. Here’s one: NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS by Ocean Vuong.     source
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Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel - Jun 02, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty...
Saeed Jones
Oct 20, 2014
Someone asked for book recommendations and, without knowing it, @IsaacFitzgerald and I both said STATION ELEVEN by @EmilyMandel!     source