There Are No Names for Red

There Are No Names for Red is a collaborative work featuring the poetry of Chris Abani and the paintings of Percival Everett.


“Chris Abani’s poems remind us of what happens when moral boundaries are obliterated and the sacredness of life becomes a kind of cynical joke. But these poems also remind us of the human capacity for compassion and love in the face of unspeakable cruelty and fiendish conditions. Chris Abani and his poems matter to all.”—Ronald Gottesman, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California and Editor of the Norton Anthology of American Literature.

Chris Abani ( Author Website )

Percival Everett ( Author Website )

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

Genre/Imprint: Hybrid, Red Hen Press

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ISBN: 978-1-59709-457-3