Ashley M. Jones Poetry Reading: dark//thing | Green Apple Books
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Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA
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Ashley M. Jones reads from her new poetry collection dark // thing. Also featuring readings by Tongo Eisen-Martin, Monica Sok, and Yaccaira Salvatierra.
dark // thing is a multi-faceted work that explores the darkness/otherness by which the world sees Black people. Ashley M. Jones stares directly into the face of the racism that allows people to be seen as dark things, as objects that can be killed/enslaved/oppressed/devalued. This work, full as it is of slashes of all kinds, ultimately separates darkness from thingness, affirming and celebrating humanity.