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The listening : poems

The listening : poems

Author: Kyle Dargan
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Kyle Dargan's debut collection of poetry, The Listening searches through the cluttered surface of contemporary life to tune into the elemental sounds within the marrow of living/life. Throughout the collection, Dargan interweaves elements of his heritage with the present day--jazz influences blend with hip-hop; neoslave narratives run parallel with the intimate tales of civil rights leaders; post-9/11 America is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kyle Dargan
ISBN: 0820326615 9780820326610
OCLC Number: 54082265
Notes: "Winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize"--Cover.
Awards: Winner of the 2003 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
Description: xviii, 83 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Quincy Troupe --
Acknowledgments --
Invocation : of the sun --
[Pt. 1] Chronograffiti --
Search for Robert Hayden --
Redefinition --
Last dragons --
Satin touch --
Ahboo --
Halfway house --
Single-ride --
This knight --
Dementia --
Life equation --
How Dwayne got knocked out --
*Early nineties urban slang for no-name sneakers --
nap-i-ness --
On men --
Surrender II : chop --
The battlefield --
Surrender III : study --
6:38 a.m., Mississippi time --
[Pt. 2] Second sky --
I. The pre-land --
II. Shard --
III. Fable --
IV. Orbit --
V. The truth --
[Pt. 3] Fingers, fader --
Melody forensic --
Chiaroscuro --
Misornithology --
Rock w/ you --
[Murk 'n' teal izm] --
(Black) Jack Johnson or Ghetto rock and roll --
One's for the money --
Letter : Muddy Waters to Michael S. Harper --
[Pt. 4] Rememory --
Bluff --
Parcel --
Inventory --
Elementary --
Nine winters --
[Pt. 5] Chronograffiti (B-sides) --
1975 --
Combustion --
Letting --
On men --
On men --
Surrender I : commission --
Palinode --
Writing under the influence of Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez --
Surrender IV : muse --
Yin --
Surrender V : revue --
Metro wet --
Letter to an American cousin --
In the adjacent days --
Nuclear winter : a solstice --
Tidying up --
Old ways --
Outvocation : for the returning.
Responsibility: by Kyle Dargan.
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Kyle Dargan's debut collection of poetry, ""The Listening"" searches through the cluttered surface of contemporary life to tune into the elemental sounds within the marrow of living/life.  Read more...


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