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Approaching the Center

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Poetry. Cultural Writings. "Myronn Hardy is a poet of the world, universal in the truest sense. He brings [to us] the plazas of Havana, the villages of Madagascar, a tin schoolhouse in Soweto, an ancient wall in Rome scarred with racist graffiti. Hardy is sensitive to suffering and defiance of suffering all around him. The poet awakens ghosts, invoking Hughes and Lorca, ...more
Paperback, 99 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by New Issues Press
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Joe
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Lyric observations from points in Cuba, Africa, Spain, etc. Scope, willingness to encompass and relate so much, is impressive.

Lush imagery, simple diction carries a lot of the poems. Sometimes incredible earnesty as both charming and ruinous--"I was finally a writer a poet in Havana / .... / The water breaks against the wall. I catch / a drop it is the world." Holy shit! What a line to put in your first book!

Headless Saints--Hardy's second book--is more mature/restrained. There his voice manages
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