Inspired by actual case histories of long-term missing African American children, this provocative and heartrending collection of poems evokes the experience of what it means to be among the missing in contemporary America. This thought-provoking collection of persona poems looks at absence from the standpoint of the witnesses surrounding the void and offers an intimate depiction of those impossible moments of aftermath lived by those who remain accounted for and present. While enabling us to question our own sense of identity, this unique collection of poems reveals the blurred edges of separation between them and us and the impact that the missing have upon our present and future. Finalist, NAACP Image Awards
Jacqueline Jones LaMon is associate professor of English and director of the MFA program in creative writing at Adelphi University. She is author of the poetry collection "Gravity, U.S.A." and the novel "In the Arms of One Who Loves Me." Her poems have appeared in such journals as the "Bellevue Literary Review," "Crab Orchard Review," "Mythium," and "RATTLE."
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