Malachi Black - STORM TOWARD MORNING & Roger Reeves - KING ME

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Storm Toward Morning Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556594724
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - November 18th, 2014

Lush and daring, Malachi Black's poems in STORM TOWARD MORNING press all points along the spectrum of human positions, from sickness, isolation, and insomniac disarray to serenity, wonder, and spiritual yearning. Pulsing at the intersections of "eye and I," body and mind, physical and metaphysical, Black brings distinctive voice, vision, and music to matters of universal mortal concern.


King Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556594489
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - November 19th, 2013

From a horse witnessing the lynching of Emmett Till to Mikhail Bulgakov chronicling the forced famines in Poland in the 1930s, KING ME examines the erotics of care and the place of song, elegy, and praise as testaments to those moments. As Roger Reeves said in an interview, "While writing KING ME, I became very interested in the mythology of king, the one who is sacrificed at the end of the harvest season. . . . For me, the myth manifests in the killing of young black men, Emmett Till, and in the ways America deems young, black male bodies as expendable--Jean Michel Basquiat, Mike Tyson, Jack Johnson. These are the young kings whom we love to kill--over and over again."