We Didnt Know Any Gangsters Brian Gilmore

ISBN: 9780692273272

Published: September 10th 2014

Paperback

80 pages


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We Didnt Know Any Gangsters  by  Brian Gilmore

We Didnt Know Any Gangsters by Brian Gilmore
September 10th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 80 pages | ISBN: 9780692273272 | 3.68 Mb

Brian Gilmores We Didnt Know Any Gangsters weds the wily clarity of Lucille Clifton to the cultural acuity of James Baldwin. Res ipsa loquitur (The thing speaks for itself), Gilmore says in one poem, recasting William Carlos Williams dictum:MoreBrian Gilmores We Didnt Know Any Gangsters weds the wily clarity of Lucille Clifton to the cultural acuity of James Baldwin. Res ipsa loquitur (The thing speaks for itself), Gilmore says in one poem, recasting William Carlos Williams dictum: no ideas but in things, as a statement of self-determination and witness.

Stereotypes, and clichés about African-American life are obliterated by poems that are vibrant, distinct and unequivocally American. Political, personal, exceptional—this is a remarkable book about what it means to be us.-Terrance Hayes, 2010 National Book Award Winner



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