You Can Not Burn The Sun is a collection of poetry birthed in the pregnant summer of 2020; a first person account of the affect of the murder of George Floyd, teargas, racism in the workplace, the pursuit of refuge, and grief.
This firsthand account of the city and life of poet Matthew Charles comes at a time when media narratives are excessively binary.
Matthew set out to craft a poetic tale exploring the nuance of protest culture, activist burnout, the human need for connection, and resilience.
In a world where everybody is in a rush, You Can Not Burn The Sun is a book written with intentions that the reader (you) meditate on and with it. Sit with it. Live with it. Ask it questions and let its words wash over you.