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Prelude to bruise : poetry

Author: Saeed Jones
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Prelude to Bruise is a song from a tightrope, balancing ecstatic existence and the chaos that always threatens to engulf a life on the margins. How do we reckon our past without being ravaged by it? How do we use people, and their bodies, to express ourselves? Danger is everywhere in these poems, but never overwhelms them; the poet is always an anchor on the other side. And his story carries us relentlessly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saeed Jones
ISBN: 9781566893749 1566893747
OCLC Number: 897092630
Awards: Commended for National Book Critics Circle Award (Poetry) 2014
Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Gay Poetry) 2015
Commended for Triangle Awards (Gay Poetry) 2015
Description: xii, 103 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Saeed Jones.

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With rootless cosmopolitanism, formal rigor, and the fluidity of slam, Jones explores questions of sexuality, race, and shifting identity.  Read more...

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