A. Van Jordan (Author)
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DescriptionWinner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award In this superb and eagerly anticipated debut collection by the young African American poet A. Van Jordan, the energy and music of Jordan's language, his honesty of feeling and of truth telling, are matched by his freshness and power. His stuff shines, sweat pours off it, says Joy Harjo. And there is a kind of solidity and reality in Jordan's poems that display varieties of experience and depths of meditation too rarely found in contemporary American poetry.
June 01, 2001
8.8 X 5.9 X 0.3 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
In addition to Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, A. VAN JORDAN is the author of M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, which was listed as one the "Best Books of 2005" by the London Times, Quantum Lyrics, and The Cineaste. Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He is a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a United States Artists Williams Fellowship, and the 2016 Lannan Literary Award in Poetry.