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Rickey Laurentiis

Boy with Thorn

Boy with Thorn

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Winner of the 2016 Levis Reading Prize
Winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize
Finalist for the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award
Rickey Luarentiis is a winner of a 2018 Whiting Writers Prize

In a landscape at once the brutal American South as it is the brutal mind, Boy with Thorn interrogates the genesis of all poetic creation--the imagination itself, questioning what role it plays in both our fascinations with and repulsion from a national history of racial and sexual violence. The personal and political crash into one language here, gothic as it is supple, meditating on visual art and myth, to desire, the practice of lynching and Hurricane Katrina. Always at its center, though, is the poet himself--confessing a double song of pleasure and inevitable pain.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Laurentiis, Rickey
Published: 09/09/2015
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822963813
Pages: 104
Weight: 0.33lbs
Size: 8.02h x 6.04w x 0.06d
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