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  • Title: Counting Descent
  • Author: Clint Smith
  • ISBN: 9781938912658
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback

  • Counting Descent By Clint Smith Clint Smith s debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear His poems move fluidlClint Smith s debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.
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    Spelling bees were a battleground where teachers trained me to wield language as atool fist weapon warning to those who would rather make an outline out of me last stanza of How to Fight This is important poetry, but importantly it is beautiful, accessible, intimate, explanatory poetry.I read this as part of this year s One Book One New Orleans my first time participating.

    africanbookaddict 2017 09In 56 poems, the realities of being a black boy in America are beautifully portrayed in this collection Not only are the plights and queries of black boyhood portrayed, but black boy joy is an important component of these poems as well so its pretty balanced, which I loved This collection is personal, honest Smith shares his loving family with us and sheds light on how he was raised The titular poem Counting Descent is my absolute favorite I read it 3 times before I proc [...]

    Liz Janet
    you know how to swim boy i know you can floatfelt you bobbing along my surfacebefore you even knew you could To deny the full humanity of others is to deny it within ourselves We are charred vesselsvestiges of woods and wonderanchors tethered to our bows.It is the irony of a ship burningat sea, surrounded bythe very thing that couldsave us.

    6 5 stars Best poetry I ve ever read

    I have never before been terrified of a book ending from it s very beginning, but here we arethank you JenI will now reread, underline, circle, copy, and put on my wall

    This morning I intended to simply peruse this book of poems on my TBR list, but once I started I couldn t stop reading Clint Smith writes deceptively emotional, startlingly accessible poems, poems so good I wanted to share them almost immediately I restrained myself for now wanting , I guess, to keep reading further in the book but these poems are definitely going to find a place in my classroom The poems about his boyhood as a Black American are diverse will resonate with young people, but his [...]

    Justen Davila
    Clint is absolutely fascinating Counting Descent deals with some very tough topics that are addressed in a raw, For All To See fashion and I love that It s honest and in todays world it forces a conversation that we must all participate in.

    Smith s is a political poetry and he embraces the label Indeed, his book s epigram by Ralph Ellison is I recognize no dichotomy between art and protest Two poems are titled James Baldwin Speaks to the Protest Novel and The Protest Novel Responds to James Baldwin Many of the poems do indeed deal with political or social injustice Others deal with everyday issues of love, family, home, and art The title poem deals with all of that because, after all, they intersect It begins My grandfather is a qu [...]

    It s been a very long time since I ve been able to connect with a collection of poems that I felt like spoke to me and my existence These poems are imbued with Blackness But, than that, they explore the complexity and humanity of Black folk There were moments when my emotions ran high, particularly on the title poem Counting Descent , the first poem of the collection Something You Should Know , and Playground Elegy There were times when the lightness and nostalgia inspired, made me feel like I [...]

    Bogdan Minuț
    There are black poems and themes that always cause a heartrending cascade of feelings Those inside Counting Descent count as perfect examples What s the difference between a good poet and an exceptional poet One answer, in my opinion, the latter disguises the theme of his writing so it traverses the limited borders of genre Clint Smith and his poems do not traverse They break.Sure poems like Full Court Press, For Charles, and the title poem smack you down and leave you a mess Yet it s poems like [...]

    I don t remember the last time policesirens didn t feel like gasping for air.I don t remember what it means notto be considered something meantto flounder, to flap againstthe surface while others watch youuntil the flailingops When the sixth cab passes you,imagine yourself a puddleexisting as both transparency filth Something that won t be thereby the afternoon We ve got to protest on these pages This ink be our picket line.How can we write about the soil and not the blood How can we write about [...]

    Pat Gibson
    What a wonderful expression of what it means to be a young black man in the United States today This should be required reading in high school English classes His words are carefully chosen and his images so well drawn He will become on of our great American poets I bought copies for my daughter to use in her Reading Resource class and gifted a young graduate student in my department with my copy Now I have to get another one I will watch for his next book He is a treasure.

    Rose Peterson
    I have always used words to try and convince the world that I am worth something.

    Favorite quote It should come as no surprise.I have always used wordsto try and convince the worldthat I am worth something.

    I enjoyed this book His poems were intellectual, yet relatable and relevant Their themes remain with you after you shut the book And, his writing is purposeful and concise, at times beautiful and always thought provoking.

    C Hutsell
    Reading this collection made my face hurt I had to hold back tears continuously so I did not miss a word Beautiful and tragic and elegiac but one day, no I will be reading again tomorrow.

    Incredible Absolutely worth reading whether you re someone typically inclined toward poetry or not.

    Maggie Needham
    Chaos Theory Best poem.

    Anna W.
    I must preface my review with a bit on my background I live in the midwest, Iowa to be precise I teach high school between two major highways and copious fields of corn and soybeans To be clear There s a lot of white people here and not much diversity However, last year I came across Clint Smith while researching for class materials In class, we watched his TED talk video from 2014 titled The Danger of Silence to investigate language devices in English I and speaking strategies in Advanced Speec [...]

    Ginny Kaczmarek
    Smith writes lyrically, musically, with rhythm and rhyme, yet in easily accessible language, conveying layers of hope and despair, anger and joy, humor and gut punch seriousness, often within the same poem Check out the closing lines from what the cicada said to the black boy you think these swarms are for the fun of it i would tell you that you don t roll deep enoughbut every time you swarm they shootget you some wings songet you some wingsI was sorry to have missed Smith reading in New Orleans [...]

    Katie Florida
    I ll be digesting these poems for a while

    Smith s poems circle around their subjects, using repetition in their structure and language as they portray different facets in different lights There s a sense of curiosity, and also uncertainty, suggested by these multiple approaches, indicating Smith s interest in both understanding his feelings about something as completely as possible and in conveying them to others as thoroughly as possible The repetitions sometimes give a sense of routine disrupted, restarts of a sort in an effort to get [...]

    There are poems that are so beautiful and haunting you ll want to read them over and over again.

    3.5love the poems, but not finding as much as energy on the page as when they are read by the author

    Brilliant These are some of the best poems I ve read in a long time Precise word choice and some of the stanzas reach out and smack you in the face with reality.

    Nina O'Daniels
    Counting Descentt is meant to be felt deep in your bones To rattle your sensibility, to force your thoughts, and to empathize with Clint Smith as he pours his heart out into his poetry He gives you his childhood as a black boy the good and bad, his ruminations on the simplicity of waking up next to someone you love, the social climate he grew up in and now the one he lives in, and his love for his hometown of New Orleans Obviously, there is to it, and a lover of poetry might discuss the intric [...]

    I ll preface this review with the fact that I am not much of a poetry reader I m not a poetry reader at all But John Green recommended this book and I needed a book of poetry for my reading challenge It was a very good choice This book is by a black writer and the poems delve into his experience In a time when the world needs to step into another s shoes and see from different points of view, this book did that for me Beautiful, eloquent, raw and poignant Clint Smith s poetry helped open my mind [...]

    Clint Smith s Counting Descent is a powerful reflection on his life, his childhood in New Orleans, and the state of the world His poems run together, backwards and forwards, from each other and through each other in way that is not obtuse or confusing but welcoming and intimate Smith invites the reader to think through tough questions with him In one instance, he puts James Baldwin and the protest novel in conversation with each other each arguing the value to one another, landing on the importa [...]

    Joslyn Allen
    Every February I find myself somehow taken by surprise by my overwhelm Winter s endless dark, life s continuous pressures, the world s relentless disasters, racism s shameless presence These forces are predictable, intractable, and irrepressible, as is, it seems, the anxiety that ratchets up to a dangerous hum every February and dares me at every turn to stay the course And so, it has been a month without writing, but not one without reflection Many of the volumes I ve read this month, though, d [...]

    This is really close to five stars but I need to finally proper differentiate between four and five so I have heard about Clint Smith before and I ve been following him on Twitter for a while, where I saw a few of his newest poems I found them all amazing and beautifully written so I had to get this collection at some point.And it s so good.Clint Smith writes a lot about race, about police shootings and fear, about his family, about sports, about his hometown s I like all of his poems but especi [...]

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