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Maybe the saddest thing : poems

Author: Marcus Wicker
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2012]
Series: National poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Winner of the 2011 National Poetry Series Prize as selected by D.A. Powell, Marcus Wicker's Maybe the Saddest Thing is a sterling collection of contemporary American poems by an exciting new and emerging voice.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Wicker
ISBN: 9780062191014 0062191012
OCLC Number: 778416631
Description: viii, 79 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: I. Maybe the saddest thing. To you --
Love letter to flavor flav --
Self-dialogue watching Richard Pryor live on the Sunset Strip --
Love letter to RuPaul --
Love letter to Justin Timberlake --
Love letter to Pam Grier --
Love letter to Jim Kelly --
1999 --
Oblivious Spring --
About the time two ducks advised me on matters of the flesh --
Interrupting Aubade ending in epiphany --
Everything I know about jazz I learned from Kenny G --
Self-dialogue camping at Yellowwood State Forest --
To a white friend who wonders why I don't spend more time pontificating the N word --
Love letter to Bruce Leroy --
1998 --
Self-dialogue staring at a mirror --
I remember the scene in that movie --
Some revisions --
Love letter to Dave Chappelle --
Jazz musicians --
The CEO of happiness speaks --
Self-dialogue with Marcus --
Something like sleep --
I'm a sad, sad man. So sad --
To you --
Nature of the beast --
Maybe the saddest thing --
II. Beats, breaks & B-sides. Ars poetica in the mode of J-live --
When keeping it real goes wrong --
When faced with the statement "there are more black men in jail than college," I think order of operations --
Stakes is high --
The light --
Bonita Applebum --
Who in their right mind thinks they can put a stop to hip-hop, if it don't stop till I stop, and I don't stop till it stops? --
The message or public service announcement trailing a meth lab explosion --
The chronic --
The break beat break.
Series Title: National poetry series.
Responsibility: Marcus Wicker.

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Winner of the 2011 National Poetry Series Prize as selected by D.A. Powell, Marcus Wicker's Maybe the Saddest Thing is a sterling collection of contemporary American poems by an exciting new and emerging voice.

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