The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry (Paperback)

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By Gary Jackson (Editor), Len Lawson (Editor), Cynthia Manick (Editor)
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I cannot explain how excited I was to fumble across this on a cart of books to shelve. I'm always hoping to find more sci-fi/fantasy done in verse, and this is just so much more! That each of these pieces of artwork exist individually is wonderful enough, but as a collection it's just phenomenal.


— From The Future of Black


An anthology of poems and art exploring Afrofuturism, science fiction, and speculative fiction by Black writers and writers of color.

About the Author

Gary Jackson is the author of the poetry collection Missing You, Metropolis (Graywolf, 2010), which received the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including Callaloo, Tin House, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Crab Orchard Review. Len Lawson is the author of Chime (Get Fresh Books, 2019), the chapbook Before the Night Wakes You (Finishing Line Press, 2017), and co-editor of Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race (Muddy Ford Press, 2017). He has received fellowships from Tin House, Callaloo, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His website is Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016), which won the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry, and editor of Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation (Jamii Publishing, 2019). She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, and MacDowell Colony. Her website is

Product Details
ISBN: 9781949467673
ISBN-10: 1949467678
Publisher: Blair
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2021
Pages: 234
Language: English