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Description - The Maverick Room by Thomas Sayers Ellis

With its defiance for any one tradition or voice, Thomas Sayers Ellis's debut becomes a powerful argument against monotony A dream. A democracy. A savage liberty. And yet another anthem and yet another heavenand yet another party wants you. Wants you wants you wants you.--from -Groovallegiance-In one poem, Thomas Sayers Ellis prognosticates, -Pretty soon, the Age of the Talk Show / Will slip on a peel left in the avant- gutter.- The result is The Maverick Room, the testing ground of determination and serendipity, where call-and-response becomes Steinian echo becomes Post-Soul percussive pleasure becomes a bootlegged recording hustled out of a D.C. go-go club.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781555974145
ISBN-10: 1555974147
Format: Paperback / softback
(230mm x 154mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Graywolf Press
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Sayers Ellis

Thomas Sayers Ellis was born and raised in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, and in Take Three: 1. He currently teaches at Case Western Reserve University and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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