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ISBN-10: 1930974795
ISBN-13: 9781930974791
Publisher: New Issues Poetry and Prose
Publish Date: 10/01/2008
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.90" W, 0.40" H

Please

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Please explores the points in our lives at which love and violence intersect. Drunk on its own rhythms and full of imaginative and often frightening imagery, Please is the album playing in the background of the history and culture that surround African American/male identity and sexuality. Just as radio favorites like Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, and Pink Floyd characterize loss, loneliness, addiction, and denial with their voices, these poems’ chorus of speakers transform moments of intimacy and humor into spontaneous music. In Please, Jericho Brown sings the influence soul culture has on American life with the accuracy of the blues.

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"In Brown's Please, there is no quiet build up, there is only booming climax. The poet's first collection of poems is masterfully presented with unique craft and conviction; Jericho Brown presents true monumental voice in American poetry. Please exemplifies brave and honest writing in a world that shrugs off or pushes away the controversial and the ugly."–Gina Vaynshteyn "The Rumpus" (11/15/2012 12:00:00 AM)
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ISBN-10: 1930974795
ISBN-13: 9781930974791
Publisher: New Issues Poetry and Prose
Publish Date: 10/01/2008
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.90" W, 0.40" H
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