Even the Saints Audition
by Raych Jackson
Pub Date 24 Sep 2019
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Even the Saints Audition is a book of poems exploring the relationship between blackness, shame, and what it is to live a life tied to the church. Rich with historical context and a deeply engaging personal narrative.
"Raych creates space for all of our varied messinesses and brokennesses, interrogating society's notion of saint and sinner throughout her poems. This is an important voice and a brave book, one that keeps me asking for more."
- Fatimah Asghar, author of IF THEY COME FOR US / co-creator of BROWN GIRLS
"Jackson’s debut is a reimagining of a miseducation. She rearranges the scripture of God until it is a machine that works for her. Her bible blesses the ones who roam."
- Kara Jackson, Author of BLOODSTONE / National Youth Poet Laureate