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A Day of Presence

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Truth Thomas' audacious first pamphlet, Party of Black, not only introduced us to his eloquent, politically-charged voice, but also to a new poetic form of his own invention - the Skinny. In A Day of Presence, his first full collection, he deals with love - for the streets he was raised in, for his people, for womankind - and claims recognition and respect for African Americans, who have been present since, and contributed to, the birth of America as we know it. Sophisticated, confident in tone and daring in form, A Day of Presence announces the arrival of a major voice in American poetry, and a very necessary one.

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Truth Thomas was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Washington, DC. He studied creative writing at Howard University with Dr. Tony Medina and E. Ethelbert Miller, and earned a M.F.A. from New England College in 2008. Thomas is the 16th Writer-in-Residence for the Howard County Poetry and Literary Society in Maryland. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including: African Voices, Art Times, Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora, The Henniker Review, Lorraine & James, Maine Channel Voices, The New Verse News, The November 3rd Club, Poet Lore, Poetalk, Pluck!, The Progressive, Quiddity Literary Journal, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, Warpland Literary Journal and X-Magazine.

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This poet sings a moral music. He awakens us to the nearness of suffering; he makes us look and he makes us feel. Truth Thomas fulfills the gift and the burden of his name in poems that face down the hardest realities; he does this with compassion and finally, with the heartbeat of song. --Anne Marie Macari

Truth Thomas is that rare poet who can make you laugh and cry in the same moment. His tone elasticizes from angry to ironic to funny to sexy to tender. His eye is sharp for the detail that makes a scene--or a character--spring to life on the page. His heart is filled with love and compassion, insisting on giving voice to the voiceless. And he is funky, too. What a stunning gift for language, and what a great soul this poet has. I praise A Day of Presence as an offering to America. --Alicia Ostriker

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