SON OF BYFORD is a meandering mining of meaning from the memory of many middle passages. This collection refracts 1970’s shades of Black and blues that give way to hip hop, post-millennium tensions, and godless queer queryings, informed by love, conviction, and hope.
Poetry. African & African American Studies
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Juba Kalamka is most recognized for his work as co- founder and producer of homohop group, Deep Dickollective (D/DC), and for his development of the micro- label sugartruck recordings. His cultural work and writing centers on intersectional dialogues on race, identity, gender, disability, sexuality, and class in popular media. He served six years as a music columnist, book reviewer and feature writer for Colorlines Magazine. Kalamka lives in Oakland with his partner of 20 years, their daughter, a neurotic standard poodle, and an enthusiastically- territorial rescue dog. SON OF BYFORD is his first book.