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Missing You, Metropolis

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"We indulge in the power to inhabit a world a page removed from our own" (p. 81), writes Gary Jackson in 'Reading Comic Books in the Rain,' the last poem of his first collection, Missing You, Metropolis. Selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the book addresses life through the world of cartooned adventures and the stories of superheroes. The caped protagonists and villains are the main players in the impressive debut, and take on a new sort of humanity when mingled with and filtered through stories of growing up, the deaths of family members and friends, sexual encounters, and racial issues." Kate Welsh, Cerise Press (Read the entire Cerise Press review)

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Synopsis:

Winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

The exploits you find in my comics

are no more probable

than snow in Sunnyvale.

Im not as black as you dream.

                     —from “Luke Cage Tells It Like It Is

With humor and the serious collectors delight, Gary Jackson imagines the comic-book worlds of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men alongside the veritable worlds of Kansas, racial isolation, and the gravesides of a sister and a friend.

About the Author

Gary Jackson was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. He received his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico and has taught in Albuquerque and in Anyang, South Korea.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555975722
Author:
Jackson, Gary
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Author:
Komunyakaa, Yusef
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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Product details 80 pages Graywolf Press - English 9781555975722 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "We indulge in the power to inhabit a world a page removed from our own" (p. 81), writes Gary Jackson in 'Reading Comic Books in the Rain,' the last poem of his first collection, Missing You, Metropolis. Selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the book addresses life through the world of cartooned adventures and the stories of superheroes. The caped protagonists and villains are the main players in the impressive debut, and take on a new sort of humanity when mingled with and filtered through stories of growing up, the deaths of family members and friends, sexual encounters, and racial issues." (Read the entire Cerise Press review)
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Winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

The exploits you find in my comics

are no more probable

than snow in Sunnyvale.

Im not as black as you dream.

                     —from “Luke Cage Tells It Like It Is

With humor and the serious collectors delight, Gary Jackson imagines the comic-book worlds of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men alongside the veritable worlds of Kansas, racial isolation, and the gravesides of a sister and a friend.

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