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Build Yourself a Boat
  • Galleys available

  • Review copies sent to major dailies like New York Times, Chicago Tribune, etc. as well as online, Black interest, and poetry outlets like Poetry Magazine, Poets & Writers, Ebony, Jet, Blavity, Buzzfeed, Mic, and others.

  • Launch events in Chicago, Boston, and New York City

  • Features in Poets & Writers, Teen Vogue, For Harriett, The Rumpus, Buzzfeed, Shondaland

  • Advertising in Poets and Writers, Poetry, Kenyon Review

  • Promotion at the 2019 Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference

  • Submission to poetry awards

  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with the author's speaking engagements

  • Promotion through social media: Haymarket Books has 40k Twitter followers and 48k Facebook fans

  • Promotion on the author's website http://clfelix.com/

“Camonghne Felix is a brilliant writer, thinker, imaginer, builder—a young leader who shifts and opens the possibilities for a more just, better lit world, with each step, each word, each question.” —Kathy Engel

This is about what grows through the wreckage. This is an anthem of survival and a look at what might come after. A view of what floats and what, ultimately, sustains.

Build Yourself a Boat redefines the language of collective and individual trauma through lyric and memory.

Camonghne Felix is a poet, political strategist, media junkie, and cultural worker. She received an MA in arts politics from NYU, an MFA from Bard College, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and Poets House. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she is the author of the chapbook Yolk and was listed by Black Youth Project as a “Black Girl from the Future You Should Know.”

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