We Alive, Beloved: Poems (Paperback)

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NYT Bestselling Author, Frederick Joseph, explores a new genre in this captivating poetry collection that seeks to find joy in moments of difficulty whether through illuminating the beauty of being Black, highlighting the hope that can be found in childhood, or by sharing intimate truths revealed on a mental health journey. This book will appeal to both new and established readers of poetry.

Step into the world of We Alive, Beloved, where its words will resonate within the deepest corners of your soul, leaving a mark on your heart and a renewed appreciation for the beauty of being alive.

We Alive, Beloved moves beyond being a poetry collection; it's a celebration of the profound aspects of our existence. Each poem seeks to immortalize the fleeting moments of joy, love, resilience, and inspiration that often slip through the grasp of our fast-paced lives.

In this poetic testament, we defy the ephemeral nature of beauty and goodness, daring to clutch onto these facets of life for just a little longer. With words that stand as guardians against the relentless march of time and the ceaseless tides of change, trauma, and grief, this collection becomes a sanctuary of light in a world that sometimes seems dim.

We Alive, Beloved explores a rich tapestry of themes, from the intricacies of relationships and the heartache of loss, to the wide-eyed wonder of existence and the challenges of exploring the possibility of parenthood in our modern age. Each poem reaches out to readers, offering a mirror to their own journeys and emotions, inviting them to be seen and acknowledged in its lyrical embrace.

About the Author

Frederick Joseph is the two-time New York Times bestselling author of The Black Friend (2020) and Patriarchy Blues (2022), as well as the author of Better Than We Found It (2022) and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - The Courage to Dream (2022). He was recognized for the International Literacy Association’s 2021 Children’s & Young Adults’ Book Award, is a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list-maker for marketing and advertising, an activist, philanthropist, and a poet. Joseph was also honored with the 2023 Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Vanguard Award, the 2018 Comic-Con Humanitarian of the Year award, and is a member of the 2018 The Root list of "100 Most Influential African Americans."

Praise For…

We Alive, Beloved be a tourniquet for America's oldest wound. This collection is a cauldron of becoming. Come prepared to be sustained.
— Mahogany L. Browne

An empowering collection with hues of hope on every page, We Alive, Beloved asserts our obligation to discover the good that dwells within us no matter how boldly the world denies its existence.
— Mateo Askaripour

In We Alive Beloved, a marvelous and heartrending collection of poetry, Frederick Joseph unabashedly confronts some of our most pressing issues with grace and incisiveness. These poems are truth balms. Allow them to trouble your soul. Then soothe it.
— Robert Jones, Jr.

This tender body of work is a rallying cry for us all to come together and find the aliveness existing in ourselves and each other.
— Joél Leon

We Alive, Beloved ascends with the poetic genius we've come to expect from Fred T. Joseph. These poems are a sanctuary, a beacon of light guiding us through the complexities of our existence with grace, love, and resilience.
— Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D

Product Details
ISBN: 9781955905640
ISBN-10: 1955905649
Publisher: Row House Publishing
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 128
Language: English