Donte Collins (Author)


Written after the death of his mother, Donte Collins's Autopsy establishes the poet as one of the most important voices in the next generation of American poetry. As the book unfolds, the reader journeys alongside the author through grief and healing. Named the Most Promising Young Poet in the country by the Academy of American Poets, Collins's work has consistently wowed audiences. Autopsy propels that work onto the national stage. In the words of the author, the book is a spring thaw -- the new life alongside the old, the good cry and the release after.

Product Details

Price: $16.00
Publisher: Button Poetry
Published Date: July 18, 2017
Pages: 72
Dimensions: 5.3 X 0.3 X 8.3 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9781943735112

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About the Author

Donte is a 21-year-old queer, black poet. Named the first Youth Poet Laureate of Saint Paul, Minnesota, they are the author of Autopsy (Button Poetry) and winner of the 2016 Most Promising Young Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets. They are an alum of TruArtSpeaks, as well as a current board member of Black Table Arts. Donte resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where they hibernate during the winter and seriously consider purchasing a warmer yet less fashionable jacket.


"It is rare for an artist to so willingly bury themselves before your eyes, then rise from the dirt bearing jewels..." -- Khary "6 is 9" Jackson, Any Psalm You Want