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Kyle Dargan's debut collection of poetry, The Listening, searches through the cluttered surface of contemporary life to tune into the elemental sounds within the marrow of living/life. Throughout the collection, Dargan interweaves elements of his heritage with the present day--jazz influences blend with hip-hop; neoslave narratives run parallel with the intimate tale of civil rights leaders; post-9/11 America is juxtaposed with family portraits of the sixties and seventies--to reveal the continuous, though ever changing, music of the world around us. Whether capturing the famous Ali-Frazier fight in Manila or a trip to the local barbershop, Muddy Waters or boyhood blacktop games, Dargan gives voice to the most poignant and fleeting aspects of our everyday existence. With singular incisiveness and vigor, these poems act simultaneously as psalms and elegies, praising life at the same time they lament its inevitable passing.

About the Author

Kyle Dargans first book, The Listening, was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize in 2003. He received his MFA as a Yusef Komunyakaa Fellow at Indiana University and is currently a Distinguished Adjunct in Residence on the creative writing faculty at American University. He is also managing editor of the journal Callaloo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780820326610
Foreword:
Trope, Quincy
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Foreword by:
Trope, Quincy
Foreword by:
Troupe, Quincy
Foreword:
Trope, Quincy
Foreword:
Troupe, Quincy
Author:
Dargan, Kyle G.
Author:
Dargan, Kyle
Author:
Troupe, Quincy
Location:
Athens
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cave Canem Poetry Prize
Series Volume:
no. 17
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.75 lb

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