Citizen: An American Lyric - Claudia Rankine

This has been on my to read wish list for a while. I was doing a volunteer shift at the library, shelf reading from the 800s to the end. I found this shoved in, almost hidden by other volumes. I rescued it and took it home. 


A slim volume of poetry that says a lot, sometimes saying it in too esoteric/poetic writing that lost me. However, the author would then describe events that explained the more esoteric parts. Towards the last part of the book I felt the poetry didn't work for me on paper and that it was more suited to spoken word to feel the full effects. A sobering account of just how much microaggressions one person goes through in a day and how microaggressions can snowball into big altercations.