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Product Details
Price
$16.99
Publisher
Steerforth Press
Publish Date
Pages
120
Dimensions
5.48 X 8.25 X 0.48 inches | 0.33 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781581950212
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About the Author
Kevin Young, author of this National Poetry Series winner, also published Giant Steps: African American Voices at the Crossroads of the Century. He teaches at the University of Georgia.
Reviews
"First books rarely sing with such controlled music. Young has a distinctive and unforgettable voice, virtuosic style, and mature command of his material. Any of these poems testifies to Young's genius. A marvelous book, a marvelous poet."
--Booklist

"In Young's alchemy, succulent scraps are gathered from daily life, distilled, and emerge, finally, as portable nuggets of home, carried wherever the poet may travel."
--The Voice Literary Supplement

"Young's descriptions of poverty and suffering are vivid and moving, and the poems grow stronger as they move beyond a conventional mix of nostalgia and rage to a more thoughtful and transcendent vision."
--Library Journal

"A rock-solid book, something you could grab hold of."
--John Yau

"This poet's gift of storytelling and understanding of the music inherent in the oral tradition of language re-creates for us an inner history which is compelling and authentic and American."
--Lucille Clifton