Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Genre: Poetry



Chris Abani’s acclaimed Black Goat series presents the debut collection from one of America’s most promising young poets.

eel on reef


A truly exciting American debut from a Nigerian writer on Chris Abani’s new poetry imprint, Black Goat, with an introduction by Kwame Dawes.

Gomer’s Song


Award-winning poet Kwame Dawes explores the insidious nature of power and the limits of protest for Chris Abani’s Black Goat poetry series.



Best-selling writer Colin Channer’s debut poetry collection tackles the unlikely literary figure of the Jamaican policeman.

Forthcoming Titles

Blood Sugar


Forthcoming: 2/7/23

Blood Sugar is a disturbing and evocative collection of new work and selected poems previously featured in Blackman’s enormously popular chapbooks.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before February 7, 2023.

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