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Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps is brilliant and heart-breaking. Samuels fearlessly takes on the complexities of multiracial heritage and identity with charged visions of coming-of-age and family histories that will haunt you. This collection establishes Samuels as a poet of extraordinary ambition, talent and vision.
-Heidi W. Durrow, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps is a Midrash and hip hop poetic addition to the Talmud and new cannon. These are poems of and in the body, a new body; critical and essential verse for the new America.
- Kevin Coval, author of Schtick, founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival
Aaron Samuels is redefining what it is to examine identity. These poems insist you look harder, call you back again and again. This is a hungry book, daring you into uncomfortable spaces. A remarkable debut.
-Jeanann Verlee, author of Racing Hummingbirds, winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for Poetry
A bold and clear voice--brave. We need more voices like Aaron Samuels
-Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, Leader of the Abayudaya Jewish community in Uganda