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Prelude to bruise

Author: Saeed Jones
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do we reckon our past without being ravaged by it? How do we use people, and their bodies, to express ourselves?--Publisher website.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saeed Jones
ISBN: 9781566893749 1566893747
OCLC Number: 870289266
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
Contents: Anthracite --
Insomniac --
Closet of red --
The blue dress --
Isaac, after Mount Moriah --
Pretending to drown --
Boy in a stolen evening gown --
Boy at edge of woods --
Terrible Boy --
Daedalus, after Icarus --
Boy in a whalebone corset --
Boy found inside a wolf --
Boy at threshold --
After the first shot --
Last call --
"Don't let the sun set on you" --
Prelude to a bruise --
Coyote cry --
Jasper, 1998 --
Lower Ninth --
Drag --
Kudzu --
Beheaded kingdom --
Thralldom --
Cruel body --
Thallium --
He thinks he can leave me --
Secondhand (smoke) --
Body & Kentucky bourbon --
Eclipse of my third life --
Guilt --
Sleeping arrangement --
Apologia --
Ketamine & company --
Thralldom II --
Skin like brick dust --
Kingdom of trick, kingdom of drug --
Blue prelude --
In Nashville --
Highway 407 --
Meridian --
Mercy --
Mississippi drowning --
Casket sharp --
Dominion --
The fabulist --
Room without a ghost --
Dirge --
After last night --
Hour between dog & wolf --
Postapocalyptic heartbeat --
History, according to Boy --
Last portrait as Boy.
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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