Civilian by Deonte Osayande

  • Paperback:?192 pages
  • Publisher:?Urban Farmhouse Press (February 11, 2019)
  • Language:?English



In a look at what makes a black man in today’s society, Osayande brings us through central questions of belonging, love, and happiness in his native home of Detroit. In his largest collection of poetic pieces yet, the renowned Detroit performance poet, writer, and educator answers how one responds to a world seemingly stacked against. Whether with love, with the law, finances and even with one’s own mental health, these are poems that illustrate the battles against the cold-heartedness of contemporary American and that ever-looming demon in the back of his own mind.