With And the Walls Came Tumbling, his debut collection, writer and educator Darius V. Daughtry, provides an introspective poetic memoir and sweeping cultural critique.
Equal parts praise dance and eulogy, And the Walls Came Tumbling is full of vulnerable, introspective poems that explore societal constructs - race, class, gender – and questions their existence in our lives.
Drawing inspiration from and paying homage to emcees and crooners, alike, these poems move with a rhythmic language that makes heads nod and hearts skip beats. Darius’ poems are “mirrors in the morning,” forcing the reader to confront both their own beauty and the ugliness in their worlds.
The outcome: a shout that causes the walls’ first cracks.