But then, just to verify, I removed all the volumes I owned from the shelf, spread them on the floor, and took a look. I was surrounded by several volumes with stunning covers that I had somehow overlooked. Since that time, I paid closer attention.
Here's a round-up of just a few of the books. Thanks so much to my talented photographer Psyche Southwell for showcasing the images.
|Evie Shockley's the new black|
|A selection of Graywolf Press books|
|Books by Elizabeth Alexander|
|Adrian Matejka's The Big Smoke|
|Books by Kevin Young|
|Books by Nikki Giovanni|
|Books by Ai|
|Books by Marilyn Nelson, Frank X. Walker, Reginald Flood, and Quraysh Ali Lasana|
|Jason McCall's Dear Hero|
|Reginald Harris's Autogeography|