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Weary Kingdom
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In this new collection of poems, Weary Kingdom, DéLana R. A. Dameron maps a journey across emotional, spiritual, and geographic lines, from the familiarity of the honeysuckle South to a new world, or a new kingdom—Harlem. Her poems traverse the streets of this Black mecca with a careful eye cast toward the intimacies of the exterior. Still, as the poems move throughout the built environment, they navigate matters of death, love, love loss, and family against the backdrop of a city that has yet to become home. Indeed what looms over this weary kingdom is a longing for the certainties of a lover’s touch, the summer’s sun, and the comforts of a promised land up North. And as the poet longs, so do readers. Ultimately they grow aware of Utopia’s fragility.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quotation
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. Ross Gay
  3. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. I. Mapmaker
  1. The Perch
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Nocturnes
  2. pp. 5-8
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  1. Transfer
  2. p. 9
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  1. First Snow
  2. p. 10
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  1. Waiting for the Sliver of Light
  2. p. 11
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  1. Cartographer
  2. pp. 12-13
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  1. Hudson View
  2. pp. 14-15
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  1. Shorn
  2. p. 16
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  1. February in New York
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Dear—,
  2. p. 19
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  1. Road Mart on St. Nicholas Avenue
  2. p. 20
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  1. Dear—,
  2. pp. 21-22
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  1. Io Moth
  2. p. 23
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  1. The Yellow Mug
  2. pp. 24-26
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  1. II. Migration Story
  1. Self-Portrait at 148th Street & Broadway
  2. pp. 29-30
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  1. Dear—,
  2. p. 31
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  1. DéLana & I
  2. p. 32
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  1. Work
  2. pp. 33-34
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  1. Douce Campagna
  2. p. 35
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  1. Blue Crab
  2. p. 36
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  1. Pilfer
  2. p. 37
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  1. Things My Father Taught Me
  2. p. 38
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  1. The Letter I Never Sent, 2007
  2. pp. 39-41
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  1. Say, Divine
  2. p. 42
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  1. Cerebral
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. Dear—,
  2. p. 45
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  1. At the Station
  2. pp. 46-47
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  1. West 148th Street Canvas
  2. p. 48
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  1. Migration Story
  2. p. 49
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  1. Dear—,
  2. pp. 50-51
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  1. Weary Kingdom
  2. p. 52
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  1. River Bend
  2. p. 53
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  1. Desert
  2. p. 54
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  1. Beetle
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  1. Dear—,
  2. p. 56
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  1. Coyote
  2. p. 57
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  1. Ode to a Bed
  2. pp. 58-59
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  1. Angler
  2. p. 60
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  1. The A Train Drags Its Way Uptown
  2. pp. 61-62
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  1. III. Pomegranate Sky
  1. How Can It Be Time to Leave Me?
  2. pp. 65-66
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  1. Dear Zemar,
  2. pp. 67-69
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  1. What Life Were We Expecting
  2. pp. 70-71
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  1. Credo
  2. p. 72
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  1. Dear—,
  2. pp. 73-74
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  1. Communion
  2. p. 75
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  1. Fist Blooming Open
  2. p. 76
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  1. Knowing the Limits of the Earth
  2. pp. 77-78
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  1. Dear—,
  2. pp. 79-80
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  1. Or Maybe, Apocalypse
  2. pp. 81-82
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  1. How I Remember the Things You Said
  2. pp. 83-84
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  1. 147th Street, December
  2. p. 85
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  1. Reflection, Broken
  2. p. 86
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  1. Amoeba
  2. p. 87
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  1. Dear—,
  2. pp. 88-89
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  1. Palinode
  2. p. 90
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. 91
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