Skin, Inc., suggests "a deeper sense of verse frees skin" - BOOK FORUM

Thomas Sayers Ellis: Speaks on "Identity Repair" and
Skin, Inc., his highly anticipated second collection.

"The 'publishable' American poem seems to have skipped over a certain amount of honesty, boldness, and activism in the name of 'craft.' An identity repair poem is one that acknowledges that many of the tools in the ‘taught toolbox’ need cultural improving..This book is for you, a collective you. If there’s an ideal reader, I guess it would be someone—black, yellow, white or red—interested in literary time travel, so that we don’t end up here again."read more