Synopses & Reviews
Most Way Home is the incandescent first collection by award-winning poet Kevin Young. Selected by Lucille Clifton as part of the National Poetry Series, and now back in print, Most Way Home illuminates the African-American experience in language by turns gutsy and erudite, fresh and familiar but never dry or academic. This is great American poetry by a young poet to watch.
"While the poet's descriptions of poverty and suffering are vivid and moving, the poems grow stronger as they move beyond a conventional mix of nostalgia and rage to a more thoughtful and transcendent vision....A promising first work." Library Journal
"A marvelous book, a marvelous poet." Booklist
Encompassing America's African-American landscape and rich oral histories of the South, this poetry collection centers on the concept of "home" and explores conflicts between black and white, North and South, ancestral and modern.
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