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A Poetry Of Witness In “The Gleaming Of The Blade”

Christian J. Collier
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Christian J. Collier

Christian J. Collier is a spoken word artist and musician here in Chattanooga.

His new collection of poems - “The Gleaming of the Blade” - will be released next month by Bull City Press.

In this collection, Christian as a poet of witness explores Black masculinity in the South of today, ghosts of the past - and how it feels to be Black in this country at this time.

“The Gleaming of the Blade” cover
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