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Roll deep : poems

Author: Major Jackson
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The poems in Roll Deep are whimsical, urbane, and introspective, seeking a rhythmic sound that expresses the realities of the twenty-first century. Whether about child soldiers in Dadaab, a refugee camp in East Kenya, or human intimacy, the poems build community across borders of language and style. From Urban Renewal, The Dadaab Suite: I have come to Dadaab like an actor on a press release, unprepared for the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Major Jackson
ISBN: 9780393246896 0393246892
OCLC Number: 891611181
Awards: Winner of Vermont Book Award 2016
Description: 93 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: One: Reverse voyage --
Two: Urban renewal. Greece: the cyclades blues suite ; Spain: la barraca blues suite ; Brazil ; Kenya: the dadaab suite ; Italy: the Augustan suite --
Three. On disappearing ; Mighty pawns ; Dreams of permanence ; Stand your ground (a double golden shovel) ; Thinking of our shame at the gas pump --
Four. OK cupid ; Calypso's magical garden ; Aubade ; Special needs ; Inscription ; Night steps ; Cries & whispers ; On cocoa beach ; Ode to Mount Philo ; Enchanters of Addison county --
Five. Self-portrait as the allegory of poetry ; Pathetic fallacy ; Fundamentals ; Canon of proportion ; Energy loves here ; Why I write poetry.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Major Jackson.

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This breakthrough volume appropriates the vernacular notion of "rolling deep" to explore human intimacy and war.  Read more...

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"Major Jackson's fourth collection of poetry, Roll Deep, juxtaposes the physical and the metaphysical, the external and the internal where the landscape and the mind of the poet converge until time Read more...

 
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