[Every day for the month of February, I will post a brief write-up of a Black author and links to some of their books. Please click the links in the text to find copies of their works.]
Saeed Jones is a highly acclaimed American poet, memoirist, and literary critic. He has garnered much recognition for his work, including the 2015 Pushcart Prize and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award. Jones’ poetry collection, “Prelude to Bruise,” is known for its raw and honest exploration of identity, trauma, and desire, and has been widely praised by critics and readers alike. His memoir, “How We Fight for Our Lives,” is a powerful and personal account of his coming-of-age as a young, black, gay man in the American South. Jones’ writing is a testament to the power of storytelling and the human experience.