Muscadine

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Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.69
Publisher
Four Way Books
Publish Date
Pages
81
Dimensions
5.91 X 8.82 X 0.32 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781954245709

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About the Author

A. H. Jerriod Avant was born and raised in Longtown, Mississippi. A graduate of Jackson State University, Jerriod has earned MFA degrees from Spalding University and New York University. He's received scholarships from the Breadloaf Writer's Conference and Naropa University's Summer Writing Program. A former resident at the James Castle House and Vermont Studio Center, Jerriod has received two winter fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and an emerging artist grant from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. His work has appeared in the Boston Review, Pinwheel, Callaloo, Virginia Quarterly Review, Obsidian, The Yale Review, and other journals. He's currently a Ph.D. English candidate (Spring 2023) at the University of Rhode Island and a Teaching Fellow in English at Wesleyan University.

Reviews

"Thank goodness for Jerriod Avant's debut collection, Muscadine. Here is a beautiful book of poems that do the muscular, rustic and sassy work of elegy, pastoral and blues song. At heart this collection is about homesteading. The speakers in this book are re-organizing the landscape in the face of personal and communal loss. Avant's ear is unmatched. His poems long to be read and shared aloud. In that, and many other ways, Muscadine will elicit intimacy and build community. A necessary book in fraught times."

--francine j. harris
"The advance in your hand is militantly unguarded. These poems, and what's held and released in them, are so strong and inexhaustible that there is more than enough to sustain the fury of affectability. We are in love at war and our thick-skinned wine is heavy with the memory of specific pills and gut ideas and innovators under pressure. It's just about unbelievable how deeply Jerriod Avant knows all that. Muscadine is absolutely beautiful."

--Fred Moten