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Publisher Comments:

A. Van Jordan, an acclaimed American poet and the author of three previous volumes, "demonstrates poetry's power to be at once intimate and wide-ranging" (Robert Pinsky, ). In this penetrating new work he takes us with him to the movies, where history reverberates and characters are larger than life. is an entrancing montage of poems, wherein film serves as the setting for contemplative trances, memoir, and pure fantasy. At its center is a sonnet sequence that imagines the struggle of pioneer filmmaker Oscar Micheaux against D. W. Griffith's , which Micheaux saw not only as racist but also as the start of a powerful new art form. "Sharpen the focus in your lens, and you / Sharpen your view of the world; you can see / How people inhabit space in their lives, / How the skin of Negroes and whites both play / With light." Scenes and characters from films such as , , , , and also come to luminous life in this vibrant new collection. is an extended riff on Jordan's life as a moviegoer and a brilliant exploration of film, poetry, race, and the elusiveness of reverie.

Synopsis:

"Finds evocative new ways to connect us to a shared storytelling heritage."--

About the Author

A. Van Jordan is the author of Rise, M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, and Quantum Lyrics. Among other awards, he has received the Whiting Award, the Annisfield-Wolf Book Award, the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and the Pushcart Prize. A professor of English at the University of Michigan, he lives in Ann Arbor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393348736
Author:
Jordan, A. Van
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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