I am The Rage
A Black Poetry Collection
by Dr. Martina McGowan, illustrated by Diana Ejaita
“I am The Rage is a timely look at generations of trauma and inaction.”―Bustle
“A raw and searing examination of America’s reckoning with racism.”―POPSUGAR
“These poems reverberate with the powerful grief of a woman who speaks the vulnerability of living in a world where being black makes you a target.”―Pamala A. Thiede, Amazon customer review
I am The Rage is not just a poetry book. It is a call-to-action.
This evocative collection of thirty poems puts readers in the position of feeling, reflecting, and empathizing with what it means to be Black in America today. Dr. Martina McGowan, a doctor and grandmother who has been a victim of and an advocate against social, racial, and sexual injustices, uses powerful free verse poetry to express the range of emotions, thoughts, and grief she had following the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests, and the ongoing attacks against the Black community.
For those who are moved by the poetry of Amanda Gorman and Maya Angelou, Dr. McGowan’s poems are a glimpse into the Black experience and will stay with you long after you’ve read them. Her unforgettable words are brought to life through powerful illustrations by Diana Ejaita, whose work has been featured in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, making it a beautiful poetry gift book for anyone.
Paperback | 112 pages | Sourcebooks | 2021