The Malevolent Volume

The Malevolent Volume

by Justin Phillip Reed

Published by: Coffee House Press

Imprint: Coffee House Press

104 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781566895767
  • Published: April 2020


  • Hardcover
  • 9781566895927
  • Published: April 2020


Subverting celebrated classics of poetry and mythology and examining horrors from contemporary film and cultural fact, National Book Award winner Justin Phillip Reed engages darkness as an aesthetic to conjure the revenant animus that lurks beneath the exploited civilities of marginalized people. In these poems, Reed finds agency in the other-than-human identities assigned to those assaulted by savageries of the state. In doing so, he summons a retaliatory, counterviolent Black spirit to revolt and to inhabit the revolting.