Circus

Deonte Osayande

  • Our Price: $14.95 + $3 S&H for one or more copies within continental US
  • Print ISBN: 978-1-941799-55-0
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-941799-56-7
  • Publication Date: April 10, 2017
  • 88 pgs; 5.5 in. by 8.5 in. matte paperback
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What happens when love becomes a show?

Circus puts love on display for the whole world to gawk at. Life is a bizarre circus, from personal relationships to the political sphere. It is beautiful, and tragic, and chaotic, made up of a million silent moments. Deonte Osayande brings the rhythm and intensity of his slam poetry to his second full-length collection. His poetry addresses love and loss, race and family, politics and life in America.

Which act will hold your attention?

About the Author




Deonte Osayande is a writer from Detroit, Michigan. His nonfiction and poetry have been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, New Poetry from the Midwest, and the Pushcart Prize. He has represented Detroit at multiple National Poetry Slam competitions. He's currently a professor of English at Wayne County Community College. His books include Class (Urban Farmhouse Press, 2017) and the forthcoming Circus (Brick Mantel Books, 2018).