I am the Rage

ebook A Black Poetry Collection

By Martina McGowan

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From Dr. Martina McGowan, I am The Rage is a Nautilis Award & BCALA 2022 Honor Poetry Award Winning collection perfect for fans of Amanda Gorman and Maya Angelou

Through a blend of personal experiences and shared collective pain, in I am The Rage, Dr. Martina McGowan engages readers in a vital dialogue about racial trauma and inequality. It seeks to transform outrage into understanding, and denial into awareness. It offers a voice to the unheard and the marginalized, harnessing the power of poetry to convey the complex emotions felt in the face of systemic racism.

In this powerful collection, you'll find:

  • A stirring journey through emotions in the wake of the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the landmark Black Lives Matter protests that followed, and the ongoing attacks on the Black community
  • An empathetic and authentic examination of personal and societal grief 
  • A call to action and a testament to the strength of community
  • An exploration of the healing power of expression, acknowledgement, and mutual understanding
  • Beautiful illustrations by Diana Ejaita to accompany the raw emotion of each poem
  • I am The Rage serves as a mirror reflecting the shared truth of racial disparity, and a window into the lived experiences of those impacted by it.

    Ideal for readers of contemporary poetry, educators, students, activists, or anyone committed to social justice and racial equality.

    I am the Rage