Press "Enter" to skip to content

Boy with Thorn (Pitt Poetry Series) by Rickey Laurentiis

By Rickey Laurentiis

Winner of the 2016 Levis examining Prize

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 function it performs in either our fascinations with and repulsion from a countrywide historical past of racial and sexual violence. the private and political crash into one language the following, gothic because it is supple, meditating on visible paintings and fantasy, to wish, the perform of lynching and storm Katrina. regularly at its heart, even though, is the poet himself—confessing a double track of enjoyment and inevitable pain.

Show description

Read or Download Boy with Thorn (Pitt Poetry Series) PDF

Similar american poetry books

Songs of Unreason

Number 1 Poetry starting place BestsellerMichigan impressive Book“A superbly mysterious inquiry. .. right here Harrison—forthright, testy, humorous, and profoundly discerning—a gruff romantic and a sage realist, tells stories approximately himself, from his risky obsession with Federico García Lorca to how he touched a bear’s head, displays on his dance with the trickster age, and stocks magnetizing visions of canines, horses, birds, and rivers.

Confessions Of An Angry Old Youngster

Confessions Of An indignant previous child are poems written in regards to the feelings of the moments of our lives. operating the gamut among every little thing from tragic loss to basic, quiet nights those poems search to be emotion placed to words.

Widening Income Inequality: Poems

“One of the world’s such a lot encouraged and weird poets . . . [Seidel’s] poems are a triumph of cosmic awe within the face of earthly terror. ” —Hillel Italie, united states TodayFrederick Seidel has been known as many stuff. A “transgressive adventurer,” “a demonic gentleman,” a “triumphant outsider,” “a nice poet of innocence,” and “an instance of the damaging Male of the Species,” simply to identify a number of.

West/East

"west / east" is a suite of poetry spanning coasts, one decade, and a number of other topics together with loss, passing time, politics, remorse, humanity. it is a literal highway journey that starts in California and results in the Northeast.

Additional resources for Boy with Thorn (Pitt Poetry Series)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 48 votes