Our August 2023 Rumpus Poetry Book Club selection is Dr. Taylor Byas‘s, I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times, which takes its inspiration and concept from the cult classic film The Wiz to explore a Black woman’s journey out of the South Side of Chicago into adulthood. Read an excerpt below and subscribe by July 15 to the Poetry Book Club to receive this title and an invitation to an exclusive conversation with the author via Crowdcast.
Dream in Which You Cuff Me to the Bed
Excerpted from I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times: Poems, copyright © 2023 by Taylor Byas. Reprinted by permission of Soft Skull Press.