Commando by E'mon Lauren

Young Chicago Authors

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E’mon Lauren’s poems take artifacts, language, and ephemera from life on Chicago’s Southside and Westside to create a manifesto of survival and growth. These poems from Chicago’s first Youth Poet Laureate grapple with sexism, racism, love, and class with a style that announces Lauren as a poet to watch. Commando is an aesthetic stick up, hallelujahs in a handbag with a handgun. The first collection from the city's first youth poet laureate is a manifesto for a solider at war.
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.3", 40 pages
Materials: Softcover book

 

Young Chicago Authors
(East Village)

Through creative writing, Young Chicago Authors helps young people from all backgrounds to understand the importance of their own stories and those of others, so that they can pursue the path they choose and work to make their communities more just and equitable. Founded twenty eight years ago by Bob Boone,YCA has become a home for teens and young adults looking for ways to express themselves and find a diverse community to inspire and support them. YCA’s programs ignite academic development and illuminate opportunities for post-high school study and work. Effectively, YCA offers young people a view of a tomorrow that is better than today.