Winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize
The exploits you find in my comics
are no more probable
than snow in Sunnyvale.
I'm not as black as you dream.
--from "Luke Cage Tells It Like It Is
Missing You, Metropolis
With humor and the serious collector's delight, Gary Jackson imagines the comic-book worlds of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men alongside the veritable worlds of Kansas, racial isolation, and the gravesides of a sister and a friend.
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About the Author
Gary Jackson was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. He received his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico and has taught in Albuquerque and in Anyang, South Korea.