Welcome to the In All Things Give Thanks Giveaway Hop hosted by Mama The Fox. This hop runs from 9:00 AM ET on November 16, 2023, through 11:59 PM ET on November 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET. The winner will be selected on December 1, 2023.
Mocha Girls Read is pleased to offer the following prize:
⦁ Three (3) print copies of I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times: Poems by Taylor Byas.
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I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times: Poems by Taylor Byas
Winner of the Maya Angelou Book Award
Shortlisted for the CHIRBy Awards
Inspired by The Wiz, this debut, full-length poetry collection celebrates South Side Chicago and a Black woman’s quest for self-discovery—one that pulls her away from the safety of home and into her power.
I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times takes its inspiration and concept from the cult classic film The Wiz to explore a Black woman’s journey out of the South Side of Chicago and into adulthood. The narrative arc of The Wiz—a tumultuous departure from home, trials designed to reveal new things about the self, and the eventual return home—serves as a loose trajectory for this collection, pulling readers through an abandoned barn, a Wendy’s drive-thru, a Beyoncé video, Grandma’s house, Sunday service, and the corner store. At every stop, the speaker is made to confront her womanhood, her sexuality, the visibility of her body, alcoholism in her family, and various ways in which narratives are imposed on her.
Subverting monolithic ideas about the South Side of Chicago, and re-casting the city as a living, breathing entity, I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times spans sestinas, sonnets, free-verse, and erasures, all to reimagine the concept of home. Chicago isn’t just a city, but a teacher, a lingering shadow, a way of seeing the world.
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