So to Speak So to Speak

So to Speak

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Publisher Description

A powerful, timely, dazzling new collection of poems from Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award–winning author of Lighthead—to be published simultaneously with his latest work of literary criticism, Watch Your Language

The three sections of Terrance Hayes’ seventh collection explore how we see ourselves and our world, mapping the strange and lyrical grammar of thinking and feeling. In “Watch Your Mouth,” a tree frog sings to overcome its fear of birds; in “Watch Your Step: The Kafka Virus,” a talking cat tells jokes in the Jim Crow South; in “Watch Your Head,“ green beans bling in the mouth of Lil Wayne, and Bob Ross paints your portrait. On the one hand, these fabulous fables, American sonnets, quarantine quatrains, and ekphrastic do-it-yourself sestinas animate what Toni Morrison called “the writerly imagination of a black author who is at some level always conscious of representing one’s own race.” On the other hand, these urgent, personal poems contemplate fatherhood, history, and longing with remarkable openness and humanity. So To Speak is the mature, restless work of one of contemporary poetry’s leading voices.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
July 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
112
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
8.4
MB

More Books by Terrance Hayes

MiPOesias iPad Companion MiPOesias iPad Companion
2012
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin
2018
Wind in a Box Wind in a Box
2006
Lighthead Lighthead
2010
How to Be Drawn How to Be Drawn
2015
The Golden Shovel Anthology The Golden Shovel Anthology
2019