Psalms 4:14

Coming August 2024


The first full length collection from Deshawn McKinney!

A hybrid of poetry and essay, Psalms 4:14 is a testament to the city of Milwaukee and the people that inhabit it. More than just focusing on survival, it is a celebration of a distinct heartbeat, scarred and yet still able to conjure love and vibrancy. This is a work deeply rooted in the rhythms and cultural tenets of hip-hop, both of which inform the structure of the collection and the individual pieces within. Psalms 4:14 is a gospel for the sinners of circumstance. For the ones who smile in diamonds and speak in “on what.” For the roses birthed from the concrete.