THEY NEVER TOLD ME THERE'D BE DAYS LIKE THIS
THEY NEVER TOLD ME THERE’D BE DAYS LIKE THIS (2002) Three Goat Press Complete with a scholarly introduction on performance poetry and theatricality, They Never Told Me There’d Be Days Like This, is one of Williams’ most ambitious collections to date. If ethnography means observations and writings about people, Kimmika Williams’ poetic ethnographies push ethnographic research and the genre of field notes to a new level. Including the long-awaited publication of “Black Artists Must Struggle”, this collection looks at issues in the Black community, gender, and poems about love, sex and rocky roads; and includes tributes to Sonia Sanchez and Nikki Giovanni. 221pps.