By Rickey Laurentiis
Winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize
Finalist for the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award
In a panorama straight away the brutal American South because it is the brutal brain, Boy with Thorn interrogates the genesis of all poetic creation—the mind's eye itself, wondering what position it performs in either our fascinations with and repulsion from a countrywide heritage of racial and sexual violence. the non-public and political crash into one language right here, gothic because it is supple, meditating on visible paintings and fable, to hope, the perform of lynching and storm Katrina. continually at its heart, even though, is the poet himself—confessing a double track of delight and inevitable pain.
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Boy with Thorn (Pitt Poetry Series) by Rickey Laurentiis