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A voice for justice, anti-racism, and equality—here is the greatest and most powerful work of the people’s poet, Wanda Coleman.

One of the most talked about literary collections of the year is this collection by a beat-up, broke, and Black woman who wrote with anger, humor, and clarity about her life on the margins. Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems is a selection of 130 of Coleman’s poems spanning four decades, edited and introduced by Terrance Hayes. Although Coleman was rejected by the literary elites during her lifetime, here’s what people are saying now about Wicked Enchantment:

“Wanda Coleman is not just wickedly wise, she is transcendent.” —The Washington Post

“These poems are wildly fun and inventive . . . and frequently hilarious; they seem to cover every human experience and emotion.” —The New York Times

“Wanda Coleman’s work has that ineffable quality that accompanies poetry you understand in your belly and your head. . . . It is an unmistakable style that propels a Coleman poem, and draws us into it.” —Reginald Dwayne Betts

Wicked Enchantment has words to crack you open and heal you where it counts—hateful and hilarious, heartbroke and hellbent.” —Mary Karr, New York Times bestselling author

“One of the greatest poets ever to come out of L.A.” —The New Yorker

“One of the most exciting, original, deliciously dangerous voices of the 20th century.” —The Irish Times

“Required Reading” —Bustle

“Best Poetry of 2020” The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Irish Times

Winner California Independent Booksellers Alliance’s 2020 Golden Poppy Award for Poetry

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781574232349
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press
Publication Date: April 6th, 2020