Boy with Thorn Boy with Thorn

Boy with Thorn

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Publisher Description

Winner of the 2016 Levis Reading Prize

Winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

Finalist for the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Rickey Luarentiis is a winner of a 2018 Whiting Writers Prize


In a landscape at once the brutal American South as it is the brutal mind, Boy with Thorn interrogates the genesis of all poetic creation—the imagination itself, questioning what role it plays in both our fascinations with and repulsion from a national history of racial and sexual violence. The personal and political crash into one language here, gothic as it is supple, meditating on visual art and myth, to desire, the practice of lynching and Hurricane Katrina. Always at its center, though, is the poet himself—confessing a double song of pleasure and inevitable pain.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
September 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
88
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of Pittsburgh Press
SELLER
University of Pittsburgh Press
SIZE
4.1
MB

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