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Errançities : poems

Author: Quincy Troupe
Publisher: Minneapolis [Minn.] : Coffee House Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Coined with the French word errance ('to wander') in mind, these poems rove from ancient Yoruba to the streets of Harlem to the tropical heat of Guadeloupe and emerge with a new vocabulary for the transformations of the physical, philosophical, and musical worlds."--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Quincy Troupe
ISBN: 9781566892834 156689283X 1566892767 9781566892766
OCLC Number: 709681135
Description: 157 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An art of lost faith --
When time was young --
Las Cruces, New Mexico revisited --
Going back to voices lost in the past --
Historic attitudes in birds (& humans) --
Where have they all gone --
Harlem: circa 1983-1984 --
Amnesia #1 --
Amnesia #2 --
Amnesia #3 --
After seeing an image in Ashland, Oregon --
On a Sunday --
Mix-y-uppy memory --
What some old men keep telling me --
A hard quick rainstorm in Manhattan --
Sounds of New York City --
2002 Manhattan snapshot: the war on terror --
A few questions posed --
Foggy morning in Port Townsend --
The allusion of seduction --
Searching for a word --
Praise song for Sekou --
Taps for Freddie --
Miles's last tune live, August 25th, 1991 --
A poem of return: circa 2008 --
Michael Jackson & the arc of love --
Thoughts on a Sunday morning in Goyave --
Goyave night scene --
Sitting on my veranda, facing the Caribbean Sea --
A veil of transparent rain --
A March day in Goyave --
A day in the life of King Rooster & his son --
Short-term America --
Mad Max --
Haiti haiku --
Earthquake: Haiti --
Hurricanes --
Lusting after mangoes --
Searching for mangoes: second take --
Listening to black birds --
Haiku song --
A vision --
Seven/elevens --
What's the real deal here --
Errançities --
The mystery man in the black hat speaks --
Wooden mouths --
The legend of Pablo Escobar --
Just think about it --
Looking into the future --
Eye travel back into memory --
Untitled dreamscape --
A man walks in slow motion --
Connections #2 --
View from the 48th floor of the New World Trade Center Building #7 --
The last stormy breaths of Irene --
Sentences.
Responsibility: Quincy Troupe.

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"Coined with the French word errance ('to wander') in mind, these poems rove from ancient Yoruba to the streets of Harlem to the tropical heat of Guadeloupe and emerge with a new vocabulary for the transformations of the physical, philosophical, and musical worlds."--Page 4 of cover.

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