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The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Alexis Pauline Gumbs for a reading and booksigning of her new book of poetry, Dub: Finding Ceremony, in celebration of its launch and in recognition of National Poetry Month. The Regulator’s Poetry Series is co-sponsored with generous support from Jacar Press. This event is free and open to the public; copies of Dub will be available for sale and signing.
The concluding volume in a poetic trilogy, Alexis Pauline Gumbs's Dub: Finding Ceremony takes inspiration from theorist Sylvia Wynter, dub poetry, and ocean life. In these prose poems, Gumbs channels the voices of her ancestors, including whales, coral, and oceanic bacteria to tell stories of diaspora, indigeneity, migration, blackness, genius, mothering, grief, and harm. Tracing the origins of colonialism, genocide, and slavery as they converge in Black feminist practice, Gumbs explores the potential for the poetic and narrative undoing of the knowledge that underpins the concept of Western humanity. She reminds us that it is possible to make ourselves and our planet anew.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a poet, independent scholar, and activist. She is the author of Spill and M Archive, both also published by Duke University Press.