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Seduction : new poems, 2013-2018

Author: Quincy Troupe
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection, "the 'I' becomes the 'Eye,' serving as metaphor and witness in a narrative compilation from a master of poetic music. Elegies and dramatic odes look at the seduction of all things loved or hated, especially the man made of color. How did the killings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin seduce the public's eye and catch the fire of racism? How did Aretha Franklin seduce us with voice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Quincy Troupe
ISBN: 9780810139046 0810139049
OCLC Number: 1040084868
Description: 109 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ghost voices whispering from the near past --
Catching shadows --
Soon to be ghost voices plunging through the sky --
Ghost waves --
The drug of endless war --
Delusional: a portrait --
Song of some bloodthirsty men --
Memory: that place once bright & clear --
Mercy --
Strange incidents --
Mixed metaphors via the media --
Some thoughts about connecting in today's wired world --
Strange Harlem encounter: a portrait --
High noon shadow --
A portrait of some con men eye have run into --
New seven-elevens in rhymes --
Question --
A dirge for Michael Brown, Tamir Rice & Trayvon Martin --
The world sometime in the future: what the bus driver told me --
Questions about race & color --
Changes --
Fragment --
Jazz improvisation as blueprint for living --
Eye want to go to Bucaramanga, Colombia --
Untitled rant --
Poem for Poets House --
Poem for Lola, echoing Derek Walcott's "Sixty years after" --
A singer's siren calling in Marcus Garvey Park: August 24, 2013 --
A beautiful woman putting on makeup on the downtown number 3 New York subway train --
High up in my imagination --
Locked inside my imagination: take 2 --
Sometimes while sitting on a bench in Central Park --
Telephone call from Samo for Miles Davis --
Death always comes --
A remembrance for Prince (1958-2016) --
Eye remember the first image of Madiba Mandela --
Romare Bearden's art between 1964 & 1985 --
Poem for Jack Whitten --
Lusting after mangoes number 3 --
Lessons in seduction --
Passing by la casa of "Gabo," March 7, 2014 --
Blue mandala --
What if truth can't seduce --
A double rainbow --
Seduction --
Usain Bolt's final 2016 Olympics --
Hints of seduction --
Eye also dream of beauty --
Each of us here --
Lyric still life.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Quincy Troupe.

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The world is made of seductions. In Quincy Troupe's Seduction, the "I" becomes the "Eye", serving as metaphor and witness in a narrative compilation from a master of poetic music. Elegies and  Read more...

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"Seduction chronicles in verse, major figures of our time indelibly noted by the poet. He's the voice of his culture from Harlem's artistic world to the "wired" world of today, in vast epic passages Read more...

 
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