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Written in English

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In a landscape at once the brutal American South as it is the brutal mind, Boy with Thorn interrogates the genesis of all poetic creation--the imagination itself, questioning what role it plays in both our fascinations with and repulsion from a national history of racial and sexual violence. The personal and political crash into one language here, gothic as it is supple, meditating on visual art and myth, to desire, the practice of lynching and Hurricane Katrina. Always at its center, though, is the poet himself--confessing a double song of pleasure and inevitable pain.

Edition Notes

Cave Canem Poetry Prize, 2014

StatementRickey Laurentiis
SeriesPitt poetry series, Pitt poetry series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3612.A9442285 A6 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 89 pages
Number of Pages89
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27203283M
ISBN 100822963817
ISBN 109780822963813
OCLC/WorldCa910334455

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