Wind in A Box

Wind in A Box

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
The third collection of poetry from the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award

Watch for the new collection of poetry from Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, coming in June of 2018

Terrance Hayes is an elegant and adventurous writer with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and brilliant turns of phrase. He is very much interested in what it means to be an artist and a black man. In his first collection, Muscular Music, he took the reader through a living library of cultural icons, from Shaft and Fat Albert to John Coltrane and Miles Davis. His second collection, Hip Logic, continued these explorations of popular culture, fatherhood, cultural heritage, and loss. Wind in a Box, Hayes’s resonant new collection, continues his interest in how traditions (of poetry and culture alike) can be simultaneously upended and embraced. The struggle for freedom (the wind) within containment (the box) is the unifying motif as Hayes explores how identity is shaped by race, heritage, and spirituality. This new book displays not only what the Los Angeles Times calls the range of a "bold virtuoso," but also the imaginative fervor of a poet in love with poetry.

Random House, Inc.
The third collection of poetry from the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award

Terrance Hayes is an elegant and adventurous writer with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and brilliant turns of phrase. He is very much interested in what it means to be an artist and a black man. In his first collection,Muscular Music, he took the reader through a living library of cultural icons, from Shaft and Fat Albert to John Coltrane and Miles Davis. His second collection, Hip Logic, continued these explorations of popular culture, fatherhood, cultural heritage, and loss. Wind in a Box, Hayes’s resonant new collection, continues his interest in how traditions (of poetry and culture alike) can be simultaneously upended and embraced. The struggle for freedom (the wind) within containment (the box) is the unifying motif as Hayes explores how identity is shaped by race, heritage, and spirituality. This new book displays not only what theLos Angeles Times calls the range of a "bold virtuoso," but also the imaginative fervor of a poet in love with poetry.

Baker & Taylor
A new collection of poetry from the award-winning author of Hip Logic reveals the role of tradition in art and culture, using the motif of the freedom of the wind trapped within the containment of the box to explore how identity is shaped by race, spirituality, and heritage. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

A new collection of poetry from the award-winning author reveals the role of tradition in art and culture, using the motif of the freedom of the wind trapped within the containment of the box to explore how identity is shaped by race, spirituality, and heritage.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780143036869
0143036866
Branch Call Number: 811 HAY
Characteristics: 95 p. ; 22 cm

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