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Prelude To Bruise (2014)

Prelude to Bruise (2014)
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4.52 of 5 Votes: 5
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1566893747 (ISBN13: 9781566893749)
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Coffee House Press
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Prelude To Bruise (2014)
Prelude To Bruise (2014)

About book: I'm a fan of poetry, but it is with great hesitation that I dip my toe into the world of writing a poetry review. While I've read a fair amount of it and studied it over the years, I still feel woefully under qualified to offer an informed opinion. Shouldn't one be able to scan a line, identify a form, etc. etc. etc. before one can weigh in on the merits of a particular poem or collection? In lieu of that knowledge, all that is left for me is to offer an emotional response to reading the work, and on that front I can say this book was a revelation. I found it consistently moving, emotional yet cerebral. While I can't identify the rhythms by name, I can say I felt the power of them confidently ushering me through the poems. A brand new collection of poems by a Black gay poet who explores hissexuality and coming of age images in fierce and taut lines. I wason edge while reading these poems as they get in your face. Writeshonestly about discovering his sexuality and his father'srevulsion and his varied hook-ups. The epigraph says it all:"The man in ecstasy and the man drowning--both throw up their arms"Kafka.
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peyton23232
Easily one of my favorite poetry collections to come out this year.
sanah2210
Promising.
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