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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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