By Rickey Laurentiis
Winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize
Finalist for the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award
In a panorama immediately the brutal American South because it is the brutal brain, Boy with Thorn interrogates the genesis of all poetic creation—the mind's eye itself, wondering what function it performs in either our fascinations with and repulsion from a countrywide background of racial and sexual violence. the non-public and political crash into one language right here, gothic because it is supple, meditating on visible artwork and fable, to wish, the perform of lynching and typhoon Katrina. continuously at its middle, although, is the poet himself—confessing a double music of delight and inevitable pain.
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