We Inherit What the Fires Left: Poems

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Simon & Schuster
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5.1 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author

William Evans is an author, speaker, performer, and instructor known for founding the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam and cofounding the popular website Black Nerd Problems. He has been a national finalist in multiple poetry slam competitions and was the recipient of both the 2016 Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant and the 2018 Spirit of Columbus Foundation Grant. The Callaloo and Watering Hole fellow is the author of three poetry collections and currently lives with his family in Columbus, Ohio. He is an MFA candidate at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.


"A tender, tender collection....The lines of Evans's poetry radiate with such warmth, and the insight is as enveloping as a hug from a loved one." --Morgan Jerkins, New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be My Undoing
"William Evans is a thoughtful truth teller, whose every word, beautifully woven, provides the gift of home to us. We are comforted, yet sharpened, by these poems. Evans fathers us deep into the arms of each story with assertiveness and delicacy." --Jasmine Mans, poet, author of Black Girl, Call Home
"Evans may tackle ambitious subjects, but his dexterous use of language and emotion makes his book stand out. He somehow manages to make anew the timeless topics of race and familial love in a way that deserves to be heard." --The Michigan Daily
"These poems offer sensitive portraits of race and fatherhood and richly explore the past while providing hope for the future." -Booklist (starred review)