I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean

Shayla Lawson (Author)
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Description

Each poem of I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean riffs on a Frank Ocean song, paying homage to the man but also investigating oceans, The Ocean, and the similarity between heartbreak and break beats by blending Frank Ocean's musical catalog with personal narrative and social critique. I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean builds upon historicized representations of Ocean's career in ekphrasis, carefully examining the intent of each composition as a metaphoric parallel to Black American legibility.

Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Saturnalia Books
Publish Date
March 15, 2018
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.4 X 7.6 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780989979788
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About the Author

SHAYLA LAWSON is the author of A Speed Education in Human Being and the chapbook PANTONE. She grew up in the bluegrass state and has always carried a fondness for oceans. Her work has appeared in print and online at Tin House, GRAMMA, ESPN, Salon, The Offing, Guernica, Colorado Review, Barrelhouse, & MiPOesias.

Reviews

"Arresting images heighten visceral emotions throughout this fine collection, as Lawson finds strength in vulnerability and, in Ocean, a model of successful transformation."-- "Publishers Weekly"