19 Names for Our Band
By (author) Jibade-Khalil Huffman
19 Names for Our Band by Jibade-Khalil Huffman
Book DescriptionThis is a youthful book, as its title implies, in as much as rock n' roll belongs yet to the young. Its debut concerns are those of the youth culture in as much as when we are young we are closer to home, to origin, to the primal disjunctions supplied by our gaps/leaps in understanding. Huffman's poems enact a sweet mojo on the youthful territory of the hometown, of the high school, of the TV-watching-music-listening experience. A series of sporadically appearing poems with the title "Very Early in the Life of Jerome" acts as a placeholder in the reading mind for these territories, enacted as they are in the comfortable vernacular of immediate, casual speech: "When I am fourteen on the diving board, please start by saying I am fifteen and deny you were ever there." Other poems allow for a steeper climb on the merry-go-round of associative logic, by which we are given to understand this poet's effortless commitment to literary surfaces.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781934200100
(203mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Fence Magazine Inc, Division of Fence Books
Publisher: Fence Magazine Inc, Division of Fence Books
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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What happens when a young gun, awash in the uppermost detritus, thinks they can speak out loud, and in tongues?
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Author Biography - Jibade-Khalil Huffman
JIBADE-KHALIL HUFFMAN was born in Detroit and grew up in Florida. His awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize. A graduate of Bard College and Brown University, he lives in New York.
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