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Roll Deep: Poems
Roll Deep: Poems | Major Jackson
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This breakthrough volume appropriates the vernacular notion of rolling deep to explore human intimacy and war. In his fourth collection, a breakthrough volume, Major Jackson appropriates the vernacular notion of rolling deep to capture the spirit of aesthetic travel that defines these forceful new poems and brazenly announces his steady accretion of literary and artistic influences, both formal and experimentalhis crew. The confident and radiant poems in Roll Deep address a range of topics, most prominently human intimacy and war. And like his best work to date, these poems create new experiences with language owed to Jacksons willingness to once again seek a rhythmic sound that expresses the unique realities of the twenty-first century with humor and understanding. Whether set in Nairobi, Madrid, or Greece, the poems are sensuously evocative and unapologetically with-it, in their effort to build community across borders of language and style. From Urban Renewal, The Dadaab Suite: I have come to Dadaab like an actor on a press release, unprepared for the drained faces of famine-fleeing refugees, my crafts glamour dimmed by hundreds of infant graves, children whose lolling heads final drop landed on their mothers backs like soft stones. What beauty can I spell in this swelter of dust?
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Roll Deep: Poems | Major Jackson
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An impressive and interesting collection of poems that find the poet traveling the world as well as his interior landscape. There is a wonderful playfulness in these poems, sometimes at the cost of true feeling, but there are especially strong moments.

youneverarrived Great review! 5y
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