Red Dirt Revival: a poetic memoir in 6 Breaths is a collection that offers personal meditations that speaks to vastly diverse and often unanticipated audiences, naming vital specifics and moving to the poetic universality of pain and redemption. A decade after his brave authorial debut, Tim'm West is still here to honor the dexterity and resilience of a book that has been everywhere from spoken word stages to black gay men's book clubs to feminist classrooms. This expanded edition offers a 7th Breath, speaking to the work’s enduring power. As Christina Accomando writes in the new introduction, "Red Dirt Revival, not surprisingly, is both a classic text and a living, breathing work of art, communication and community."

Red Dirt Revival: a poetic memoir in 6 Breaths


    "Beyond the year he taught here, West continues to have a profound impact on the way Humboldt State University thinks about intersectionality, not only between racial and queer communities, but across disciplines and between campus and community. His engagement at HSU and surrounding communities, where his late mentor Eric Rofes taught in the Education Department, continues a legacy of brave educators working across many lines of difference to advance diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. I continue to utilize his groundbreaking first book Red Dirt Revival: a poetic memoir in 6 breaths, as a staple in Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies classes and in our English Department."

    Christina Accomando, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of English and Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality, Humboldt State University