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Lighthead : Poems
by Terrance Hayes




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2010 National Book Award Winner, Poetry

From an award-winning poet, a new collection in which the political and the personal converge in innovative and beautiful ways...

In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air, his poems braid dream and reality into a poetry that is both dark and buoyant. Cultural icons as diverse as Fela Kuti, Harriet Tubman, and Wallace Stevens appear with meditations on desire and history. We see Hayes testing the line between story and song in a series of stunning poems inspired by the Pecha Kucha, a Japanese presentation format. This innovative collection presents the light-headedness of a mind trying to pull against gravity and time. Fueled by an imagination that enlightens, delights, and ignites, Lighthead leaves us illuminated and scorched.

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Overview

2010 National Book Award Winner, Poetry

From an award-winning poet, a new collection in which the political and the personal converge in innovative and beautiful ways...

In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air, his poems braid dream and reality into a poetry that is both dark and buoyant. Cultural icons as diverse as Fela Kuti, Harriet Tubman, and Wallace Stevens appear with meditations on desire and history. We see Hayes testing the line between story and song in a series of stunning poems inspired by the Pecha Kucha, a Japanese presentation format. This innovative collection presents the light-headedness of a mind trying to pull against gravity and time. Fueled by an imagination that enlightens, delights, and ignites, Lighthead leaves us illuminated and scorched.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780143116967
  • ISBN-10: 0143116967
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: March 2010
  • Page Count: 95
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.56 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28 pounds

Series: Penguin Poets

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