Tapping Out: Poems

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Triquarterly Books
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5.9 X 8.8 X 0.5 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author
NANDI COMER received a joint M.F.A./M.A. in poetry and African American and African diaspora studies at Indiana University Bloomington. She has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Cave Canem, Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Arts. She has been named a Kresge Artist Fellow and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Blueshift Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Green Mountains Review, pluck!, Prairie Schooner, and Southern Indiana Review.
"Look. I am honored to know that when I am entering the wrestling ring of the literary cannon and is Black, bold and beautiful, I am entering that space with the knowledge I can tag Mz. Nan from the D! The body of work that formulates into Tapping Out presents narrative, definition, images, and poetics with concern and skill from a hand of strong intent and even more palpable care. Her ability to place the reader alongside the voice of many of the moments rendered through phonics and sight is awe-spiring. Nandi Comer's Tapping Out is a necessary and exquisite work which gets to the business of unmasking beasts so that we can discover us to be heroes who ought to be valued and, more importantly, heard. Get it, Nandi. Get it!" --avery r. young, author of neckbone: visual verses

"The strength of this collection can be found in the poems in which Comer moves beyond being a spectator outside a ring; when she 'unmasks' her personal self the work embraces a hidden glitter . . . Reading Comer's poetry one is forced to ponder if at times language might be viewed as a mask. What is the writer hiding from the reader? When is the mask camouflage or veil?" --E. Ethelbert Miller, author of If God Invented Baseball