‘Homie’ Danez Smith
‘Homie’ focuses on friendship, finding inspiration in the loss of one of Danez Smith’s close friends. ‘Homie’ was not its original title but came about because the author didn’t want non-black people saying the book’s actual title and initial poems explore how language is used to include and exclude, ‘niggas!’ starts,
‘love them two g’s in the middle
hanging down like hands scooping
water from a ...