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By Terrance Hayes

Nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award Finalist

<img src="/static/pages/publishersoffice/images/icon_featuredin3.jpg"> From an award-winning poet, a brand new assortment during which the political and the private converge in leading edge and gorgeous methods

In his fourth assortment, Terrance Hayes investigates how we build event. With one foot firmly grounded within the daily and the opposite soaring within the air, his poems braid dream and truth right into a poetry that's either darkish and buoyant. Cultural icons as assorted as Fela Kuti, Harriet Tubman, and Wallace Stevens look with meditations on hope and historical past. We see Hayes trying out the road among tale and music in a chain of gorgeous poems encouraged through the Pecha Kucha, a eastern presenta­tion structure. This cutting edge assortment provides the sunshine- headedness of a brain attempting to pull opposed to gravity and time. Fueled by way of an mind's eye that enlightens, delights, and ignites, Lighthead leaves us illuminated and scorched.

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But the sole purpose of the berserkers was to vanquish and kill their enemies, not to encourage life. The men had as their patron fierce Odin, god of death, who was just as handy at shapeshifting as Zeus himself was. human off their berserkers identity, the Throwing took on the fierce qualities of bears or wolves, and into battle. Clothed only went growling and yelping animals' skins, with their eyes glaring "as in the though a flame burned in their sockets, they " mim- icked in their brutality the creatures' savagery.

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