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Boy with thorn

Author: Rickey Laurentiis
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2015]
Series: Pitt poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a landscape at once the brutal American South as it is the brutal mind, Boy with Thorn interrogates the genesis of all poetic creation--the imagination itself, questioning what role it plays in both our fascinations with and repulsion from a national history of racial and sexual violence. The personal and political crash into one language here, gothic as it is supple, meditating on visual art and myth, to desire,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rickey Laurentiis
ISBN: 9780822963813 0822963817
OCLC Number: 910334455
Awards: Cave Canem Poetry Prize, 2014
Description: ix, 89 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Conditions for a Southern Gothic --
I saw I dreamt two men --
One country --
Black iris --
Lord and chariot --
Ghazal for Emmett Till --
Carnal knowledge --
Mood indigo --
Swing low --
Vanitas with Negro boy --
King of shade, king of scorpions --
Full --
Little song --
Writing an elegy --
He who refuses does not repent --
Quiet please --
Modern ripple --
Southern Gothic --
Of the leaves that have fallen --
Crescendo --
Undiscovered genius of the Mississippi Delta --
Study in black --
A Southern wind --
This pair this marriage of two --
Do you feel me? --
Mood for love --
Faggot --
You are not Christ --
No Ararat --
Epitaph on a stone --
Black gentleman --
Take it easy --
Boy with thorn.
Series Title: Pitt poetry series.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Rickey Laurentiis.

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