Come See about Me, Marvin

Backorder (temporarily out of stock)
21,000+ Reviews has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
Wayne State University Press
Publish Date
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.4 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author

brian g. gilmore was born and raised in Washington D.C. He is the author of three previous collections of poetry, including We Didn't Know Any Gangsters, a 2014 NAACP Image Award Nominee. Both a Cave Canem Fellow and Kimbilio Fellow, he currently teaches social justice law at Michigan State University.


An impressive compendium of deftly crafted verse that is as memorably thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is reader engaging and inherently interesting, "come see about me, marvin" will prove to be an enduringly appreciated and valued addition to community and academic library Contemporary American Poetry collections.

-- "Midwest Book Review"

In come see about me, marvin, poet gilmore's literary toolbox is on full display, offering a poetic soundtrack rooted in the African American vernacular tradition, paying homage to the many black writers that help shape the current landscape of contemporary poetry. Through the backdrop of Michigan's 'cold winter streets' and the beautifully written 'distant lover' series, influenced by Motown legend Marvin Gaye, the reader is escorted on a journey, exploring the social, political, and economic state of this country while pondering the epiphanous question asked by Gaye in 1971, as in: what's going on? Gilmore is very aware of the literary shoulders he stands on. Be prepared to be dazzled by a poet in full bloom.

--Randall Horton "poet and memoirist"