A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing by DaMaris B. Hill

A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 History Title for the seasonBooklist's Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction titles for the yearBookRiot's "50 Must-Read Poetry Collections"Most Anticipated Books of the Year-- The Rumpus, Nylon A revelatory work in the tradition of Claudia Rankine's Citizen, DaMaris Hill's searing and powerful narrative-in-verse bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration."It is costly to stay free and appear / sane."From ...


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TitleA Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing
ISBN9781635572612
Author
Release DateJan 15th, 2019
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
GenrePoetry, Nonfiction, History, Race, Feminism
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Reviews A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing

  • Roxane
    1970-01-01
    Damaris B. Hill writes the poetry of the bound black woman across the ages in this haunting, powerful collection. What you will read here is not just poetry, though. This book offers an education. This book bears witness. This book is a reckoning.
  • Diane S ☔
    1970-01-01
    "The speed of light is almost equivalent to love come in a hurry. There are thieves in the temples. In the 1862nd year of our Lord, there were 241 lynched torn from wives arms and wedding Chambers. Multiply that by the rope. Count the trees they strung from The torches. All of this done under the armor of white supremacy mob violence.This is just one of the poems written for Ida B. Wells.An extremely powerful book. I have never read anything like...
  • Anna (never_withouta_book)
    1970-01-01
    I honestly don’t know if I have the proper words to describe this book. I have never read a book of poetry like this. It truly is powerful and I walked away with more than I expected. Hill definitely schooled me on women & history that I knew nothing about. The read is quick for 163 pages and is one I would recommend whether you are into poetry or not. There is so much more in this book than you think.
  • Donna Davis
    1970-01-01
    This compact but potent collection of poetry is so good that it hurts. DeMaris B. Hill spills America’s historical shame across the printed page with the articulate rage and power of the generations she writes about. My thanks go to Bloomsbury and Net Galley for the review copy. This collection becomes available to the public January 15. 2019. The keys to reading Hill’s poetry are in the introduction, and in additional brief introductions at ...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    A very powerful unique book that is more than poetry, more than history. It’s a fast read and I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like it.
  • Ashley Southall
    1970-01-01
    "The afflicted pray for healing– just as hungry people pray for bread, but when has God ever sent bread? In my recollection of the scriptures, God has always sent a woman."I found an advanced reading copy of A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing from the book bins where I work and have found many of my favorites. I read it overnight.Dr. Damaris B. Hill has given us an ode to women whose experience being black in America denied them its fundamental...
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing was absolutely heartbreaking. Hill presents us with a topic that has been swept under the rug so many times in history. Women who were persecuted heavily because of their beliefs is one thing, but women who are persecuted because of the color of their skin and their intellect, power, and determination is another. I learned so much reading this book. The poems would spark me to do research after each one. It real...
  • Margaret Lukas
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book. It's courageous, important, and thought-provoking. Half way through I quit reading and started over because I couldn't bear to be getting close to the ending. And when I did finish, I began again.
  • TJ Frostt
    1970-01-01
    Thank you Bloomsbury Publishing for the ARC! This book will be available for sale on January 15, 2019. .“Between 1980 and 2014 the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700%” -The Sentencing Project.This is an anthology, beautifully curated and translated, in 163 pages of history. Hill opens the book up with a powerful preface, that you must read! I promise, it’s a must. I’ve always enjoyed poetry, but I can honestly say, I...
  • Hannah
    1970-01-01
    This poetry collection is a history, a tribute, and a love letter to black women. And it’s pretty amazing.I know poetry can seem daunting. But this collection kind of defies the traditional form. It’s history spoken in poetry. It’s a narrative written in verse. While I loved the poems dedicated to the women (a few favorites were “Black Bird Medley”, “#SandySpeaks is a Choral Refrain”, and really all the poems devoted to Assata Shaku...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    I inadvertently finished my first #ReadHarder2019 task - poetry collection pubbed after 2014 - because the flap copy for this book doesn’t mention that DaMaris Hill’s responses are in poetry form! 🙀 (well, the Claudia Rankine comp should have clued me in, maybe) And they are STUNNING. Each one is for a Black woman “bound” by incarceration, whether enslavement, racism, Jim Crow, misogyny, or the modern prison-industrial complex. Highly ...
  • Colena
    1970-01-01
    Hill’s work is not just a poetry book honoring her ancestors, historical figures—some hidden figures and some known—-along with present day women. It is a much needed conversation about the lives of black women in a poignant, compelling and powerful way. Her writing is simply bound-less because of her ability to push boundaries. She invites you inside.Hill’s debut collection follows in the same vein of Lucille Clifton’s Good Woman. This...
  • Nathaniel Darkish
    1970-01-01
    A collection of poetry with a strong, passionate voice. My only complaint is that the informational bits on the women that inspired the poems were helpful, but a bit inconsistent in their quality of content.
  • Becky Hoffman
    1970-01-01
    I loved Ms. Hill's idea but it left me wanting to know more about each woman. Perhaps that was her plan along...
  • Zacarias Rivera, Jr.
    1970-01-01
    Wow. Words flee my grasp. DaMaris B. Hill is a poet with phenomenal skills. Through this work she honors and venerates the females enumerated.
  • Samantha Pajor
    1970-01-01
    The poems weren't for me, but I loved the overall theme so I'd still recommend it.
  • Jess
    1970-01-01
    A collection of history, of poetry, desperate to be heard amongst all the noise in today's media. Remember the women, says Hill, what's more, learn about these remarkable women.