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A collection of psychedelic poems inspired by Egyptian queen, Nefertiti, exploring the slippage between her image and legacy across time, place, and space.

A Beauty Has Come takes the reader on a sonic exploration across desert plains and resonant soundscapes as Nefertiti, "The Beautiful One," comes into being and Blackness on the page. Written from within the physical limitations of lockdown and informed by her work as a psychoanalytic student, Jasmine Gibson's poems are a surrealist playlist drawn from the mystic and the viscerally real. Utterly rejecting the lies and logic of capitalism, this book invites the reader to look deeply into the unconscious life of this world, before shaking it off in the spirit of resistance and joy.


ISBN-13: 9781643621753

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Nightboat Books

Publication Date: 08-23-2023

Pages: 80

Jasmine Gibson is a Philly jawn, poet and social worker. Her work has been featured or reviewed in The New Yorker, PoetryNow, Entropy, Hyperallergic, Datableed Zine, LIES: Journal of Materialist Feminism, Poetry Project, The Adroit Journal and more. She is the author of the chapbooks Drapetomania (2015), Only Shallow (2020), BC (2020), the full length collection Don't Let Them See Me Like This (2018), and the forthcoming collection A Beauty Has Come from Nightboat. She is a student at The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, training to become a Psychoanalyst.