Bouquet of Hungers

Bouquet of Hungers Kyle Dargan s new collection of poetry reflects his many passions as a poet his deep engagament with what it means to work in the African American literary tradition and his lively voice infused wi
  • Title: Bouquet of Hungers
  • Author: Kyle Dargan
  • ISBN: 9780820330310
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bouquet of Hungers
    Kyle Dargan s new collection of poetry reflects his many passions as a poet, his deep engagament with what it means to work in the African American literary tradition, and his lively voice, infused with hip hop sensibility and idiom Skillfully blending vernacular and elegant diction, his clipped and reflective phrasings create animated poems that take on a myriad of conceKyle Dargan s new collection of poetry reflects his many passions as a poet, his deep engagament with what it means to work in the African American literary tradition, and his lively voice, infused with hip hop sensibility and idiom Skillfully blending vernacular and elegant diction, his clipped and reflective phrasings create animated poems that take on a myriad of concerns Moving through such subjects as a midnight wait in the Washington, D.C bus station, men on exhibit at the 1904 World s Fair, the sights and sounds of an Indiana karaoke bar, and an imagined escaped slave turned to stone, Dargan s work continually shifts lenses to examine an America increasingly stifled by dogmas and inept social categories At the core of the book is compassion for the individuals who populate it, and from that compassion grows a hunger for the old identities, in which we encase ourselves, to come undone.From Palinode, Once Removed The day we pursue metaphor, I will teach them about the brain how there is a center to catch discrepancy between the expected and the perceived Stimulate the mechanism you are working in metaphor Though surprising I am not a metaphor This is I am a period, small and dark If you read me correctly, you are to stop Pause Breathe.
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  • Kyle Dargan

    Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Kyle Dargan is the editor and founder of POST NO ILLS magazine and an associate professor of literature and creative writing at American University His debut collection, THE LISTENING, was awarded the 2003 Cave Canem Prize and his sopho collection, BOUQUET OF HUNGERS, won the 2008 Hurston Wright Legacy Award for poetry His third collection, LOGORRHEA DEMENTIA, was released in the fall of 2010 Dargan s non fiction has appeared in The Newark Star Ledger and TheRoot.Dargan attended St Benedict s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey before attending Rutgers NCAS and the University of Virginia He received his MFA in creative writing from Indiana University Bloomington and has studied arts management at American University.

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  • Kyle Dargan has an amazing ear The little gems that are the poems in Bouquet of Hungers are set expertly in this collection No fluke this was true of Dargan s debut volume, the Listening Dargan s the real deal.


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