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ISBN-10: 1643621408
ISBN-13: 9781643621401
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publish Date: 05/31/2022
Dimensions: 0.00" L, 0.00" W, 0.00" H

Misssettl

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Sonically vibrant, polyphonic, typographic experimentation gleefully strategizes resistance and life under white supremacist capitalism in Kamden Hilliard’s debut collection of poems, MissSettl.

In MissSettl, is a funny, joyful, and spiteful debut collection of seriously playful poems; they carry on with impish provocation, engagement, and mourning for what has been done to our living practices. These poems lampoon rigged games of common sense, syntax, and citizenship to expose the mechanics of what Americans have become and what they might be freed into after the end of capitalism and gender, and race, and money, and property. MissSettl confronts what’s in the way of love; it disrupts what limits our potential.

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"Kamden Hilliard is one of the most unique poets. Whether writing about blackness, settler colonialism, or racial capitalism, they 'tricc' syntax and form into something both 'skinthicc' and 'metaphysiqule.' MissSettl invites us to party inside the 'weerd' language of multiple selves dancing and transforming 'queerdum.'"–Craig Santos Perez

"Kamden Hilliard's language addresses the present, wherein 'thot' replaces thought–and the military-industrial complex and its several violences has proven merely a 'warflik' we might choose to watch (or not). I'm continually drawn in by Hilliard's 'Nickelodeons, ' not just the one Nickelodeon (which is itself confined to a particular 90s moment we will relive) but the televisual multiplicity of myriad concurrent Nickelodeons that MissSettl evokes. Where else do we get to see, hear, or succumb to the dangerous play Hilliard is embroiled in here?"–An Duplan

"In MissSettl, Hilliard unsettles QWERTY and queers linguistic bedrock to unlock readers from our own stiff poetic leanings and beliefs about the 'Clotted sign, cloying signifier' that celebrity and academicians alike accommodate for small change. These poems make hypersense, are tricksters baffling the OED with alphanumeric chimeras and lines so long they yawn at their pantomime because what they mimic bores with bullshit violence: 'The university didn't mean to offend that hair, / but was just so demographically curious about where you come from.' MissSettl embraces everything Black and queer and I'm here for it, am shown how fuccd I am through these critiques of capitalism, ableism, and [insert hetero-entangled-ism]. No book has been this bitingly generous to me in years."–Philip B. Williams

"In MissSettl (Nightboat, Apr.), nonbinary poet Kamden Ishmael Hilliard pushes against everything that inhibits genuine love and genuine self.'"–Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

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ISBN-10: 1643621408
ISBN-13: 9781643621401
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publish Date: 05/31/2022
Dimensions: 0.00" L, 0.00" W, 0.00" H
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