To Repel Ghosts: The Remix

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Product Details

Price
$20.00
Publisher
Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
298
Dimensions
6.14 X 0.91 X 8.94 inches | 1.04 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375710230
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About the Author

Kevin Young is the author of four previous collections of poetry and the editor of Library of America's John Berryman: Selected Poems, Everyman's Library Pocket Poets anthology Blues Poems, and Giant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writers. His book Jelly Roll was finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and won the Paterson Poetry Prize. Young, who has also been the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, is currently the Atticus Haygood Professor of English and Creative Writing and curator of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University.

Reviews

""To Repel Ghosts is vivid and sometimes eloquent because Kevin Young writes as if the meaning of his subject, the much-mythologized Jean-Michel Basquiat, is up for grabs."
-- Bookforum
"Ghosts tangles with a pantheon of historical and cultural figures and comes out swinging. . . . Young's use of sampled text from Basquiat's paintings and graffiti gives these poems a freshness welcomed by readers hungry for meaningful beats."
-- Black Issues Book Review