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In-Store Diamond Sharp Super Sad Black Girl w Doreen St. Flix

In-Store: Diamond Sharp: Super Sad Black Girl w/ Doreen St. Félix

Mon Feb 13, 2023

In-Store: Diamond Sharp: Super Sad Black Girl w/ Doreen St. Félix

Time Mon Feb 13 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Books Are Magic Montague, 122 Montague Street, Brooklyn, United States

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In-Store: Diamond Sharp: Super Sad Black Girl w/ Doreen St. Félix, 13 February | Event in Brooklyn | AllEvents.in In-Store: Diamond Sharp: Super Sad Black Girl w/ Doreen St. Félix
"Sharp is a master of her craft and this book is a testimony and a song.” —Bassey Ikpi, author of I’m Telling the Truth but I’m Lying

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  • Tickets are limited to restrict capacity at our store, and each ticket will include either a copy of the featured book or a $10 Books Are Magic gift card.
  • Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
  • A signing will follow the talk.
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In her brilliant debut collection of poetry, Diamond Sharp navigates questions of mental health, grief, and joy through her speaker’s sardonic and playful imagination.

Diamond Sharp’s Super Sad Black Girl is a love letter to her hometown of Chicago, where the speaker finds solace and community with her literary idols in hopes of answering the question: What does it look like when Black women are free?

Lorraine Hansberry and Gwendolyn Brooks appear throughout these poems, counseling the speaker as she navigates her own depression and exploratory questions about the “Other Side,” as do Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, and other Black women who have been murdered by police.

Sharp’s poetry is self-assured, playful, and imaginative, reminiscent of Langston Hughes with its precision and brevity. The book explores purgatorial, in-between spaces that the speaker occupies as she struggles to find a place and time where she can live safely and freely. With her skillful use of repetition, particularly in her series of concrete poems, lines and voices echo across the book so the reader, too, feels suspended within Sharp’s lyric moments. Super Sad Black Girl is a compassionate and ethereal depiction of mental illness from a promising and powerful poet.


Diamond Sharp is an editor, poet and essayist from Chicago. Her writing and poetry are featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Vulture, Poetry amongst others. Her debut collection of poems Super Sad Black Girl was recently published by Haymarket Books.


Doreen St. Félix has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2017 and was named the magazine’s television critic in 2019. Previously, she was a culture writer at MTV News. Her writing has appeared in the Times Magazine, New York, Vogue, The Fader, and Pitchfork. St. Félix was named on the Forbes “30 Under 30” media list in 2016. In 2017, she was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary, and, in 2019, she won in the same category.



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Mon Feb 13 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

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Books Are Magic Montague, 122 Montague Street, Brooklyn, United States

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