The poetry in Beau Sia's Well Played are fearless, hard-hitting, uncompromising. His own unflinching self-reflection on race, colonialism, assimilation, representation, white supremacy, identity is a ever-shifting kaleidoscope of words, timelines, and layers of being that spin into something like a survival guide, a trickster's song, a call to action, an incantation for a kinder and more just world.
—Yumi Sakugawa, author of Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe
This book began as an answer to power. In the face of the undeniable, it became a reckoning. Of the lies that are lived to feel belonging. Of the lies that are told to hide shame. Of the lies that are believed to remain within illusions. Well Played is a warning to the present, a welcoming of the truth, and a poet working to earn a way beyond power.