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Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry

Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry

Murillo, John

Paperback

Series: Stahlecker Selections

General Poetry

Publisher Price: $16.95

ISBN10: 1945588470
ISBN13: 9781945588471
Publisher: Four Way Books
Published: Mar 2 2020
Pages: 88
Weight: 0.35
Height: 0.50 Width: 5.70 Depth: 9.00
Language: English
John Murillo's second book is a reflective look at the legacy of institutional, accepted violence against Blacks and Latinos and the personal and societal wreckage wrought by long histories of subjugation. A sparrow trapped in a car window evokes a mother battered by a father's fists; a workout at an iron gym recalls a long-ago mentor who pushed the speaker to become something unbreakable. The presence of these and poetic forbears--Gil Scott-Heron, Yusef Komunyakaa--provide a context for strength in the face of danger and anger. At the heart of the book is a sonnet crown triggered by the shooting deaths of three Brooklyn men that becomes an extended meditation on the history of racial injustice and the notion of payback as a form of justice.

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