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When was the last time you let yourself feel the power of poetry and a poet’s voice?

Here’s the perfect chance! Jasmine Mans--author of the poetry collections Chalk Outlines of Snow Angels and, most recently, Black Girl, Call Home; resident poet of the Newark Public Library; and viral sensation behind the poem "Footnotes for Kanye"--talks with Eve and Julie about how she discovered her own narrative through poetry. They discuss how being raised in a competitive family led Jasmine to the battlefields of slam poetry and the indelible impression made on her as a burgeoning poet by a health class substitute teacher. In a highpoint for Book Dreams, Jasmine recites and interprets one of her poems from Black Girl, Call Home. She also recommends some of her favorite poets and authors from her “rabbit hole of literary love.”

Black Girl, Call Home

A Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Oprah Magazine•TimeVogue • Vulture •Essence• Elle • Cosmopolitan • Real Simple • Marie Claire • Refinery 29 Shondaland Pop Sugar Bustle• Reader's Digest

Nothing short of sublime, and the territory [Mans'] explores...couldn’t be more necessary.


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