the blind pig


This item will be released on October 14, 2019.

the bling pig is an afro surrealist excavation of a gender queer blk millennial’s formal introduction to their ancestral point of Mecca and No Return; the American South. In essayistic prose, this book weaves and unbraids the synapses of a blk American falling in and out of time.

Cover design by Shaun Roberts. Interior layout by Ian DeLucca.

102 pages, softcover (matte), 4.25 x 7 inches.

ISBN: 978-1-945649-32-5

Publishing date: October 14, 2019


Pre-orders for this title ship the week of October 7, 2019. Booksellers: this title is distributed via SCB Distributors.

Aziza Barnes

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AZIZA BARNES is the winner of the 2015 Pamet River Prize; their first full length collection, i be but i ain’t, is from YesYes Books, 2016. Their first chapbook, me Aunt Jemima & the nailgun, was the inaugural winner of the Exploding Pinecone Prize from Button Poetry.

They are a Cave Canem Fellow, co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival and co-host of the podcast, The Poetry Gods.

Aziza is a graduate of New York University, member of The Dance Cartel and participant in the 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference. To be produced by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Barnes’s playwriting debut, BLKS, "marks the arrival of a truly original contemporary American voice."