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Wind in a box

Author: Terrance Hayes
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
Series: Penguin poets.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Terrance Hayes is an elegant and adventurous writer with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and brilliant turns of phrase. He is very much interested in what it means to be an artist and a black man. In his first collection, Muscular Music, he took the reader through a living library of cultural icons, from Shaft and Fat Albert to John Coltrane and Miles Davis. His second collection, Hip Logic, continued these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terrance Hayes
ISBN: 0143036866 9780143036869
OCLC Number: 1156736615
Description: 95 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Wind in a box --
Woofer (when I consider the African-American) --
Talk --
Black history --
Root --
I. MJ fan letter --
II. A few rumors concerning Mr. Potato Head --
III. Omnipop, 1982 --
IV. RSVP --
The blue Baraka --
The blue Borges --
The blue Bowie --
The blue Etheridge --
Harryette Mullen lecture on the American dream --
Oracle --
Mausoleum --
It's a small world --
Upright blues --
I. New Orleans piano genius --
II. Gonzo's blue dream --
III. Papa was a rascal --
IV. Booker's tomb --
The blue Kool --
The blue Melvin --
The blue Seuss --
The blue Strom --
Pine --
A girl in the woods --
Threshold --
The whale --
Variation on a black cinema treasure : broken earth.
Series Title: Penguin poets.
Responsibility: Terrance Hayes.

Abstract:

"Terrance Hayes is an elegant and adventurous writer with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and brilliant turns of phrase. He is very much interested in what it means to be an artist and a black man. In his first collection, Muscular Music, he took the reader through a living library of cultural icons, from Shaft and Fat Albert to John Coltrane and Miles Davis. His second collection, Hip Logic, continued these explorations of popular culture, fatherhood, cultural heritage, and loss. Wind in a Box, Hayes's resonant new collection, continues his interest in how traditions (of poetry and culture alike) can be simultaneously upended and embraced. The struggle for freedom (the wind) within containment (the box) is the unifying motif as Hayes explores how identity is shaped by race, heritage, and spirituality. This new book displays not only what the Los Angeles Times calls the range of a "bold virtuoso," but also the imaginative fervor of a poet in love with poetry."--Publisher's description.

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