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This Sentimental Education
by Kenyatta Jean-Paul Garcia (Goodreads Author)
This Sentimental Education is a book-length poem composed of various short movements based on the notion of recollection and actuality intersecting as time passes for a single person sitting in a cafe. Within the span of this anti-narrative the nature of the protagonist and story are both questioned as thought progresses and is processed."
Paperback, 172 pages
Published July 28th 2013 by Createspace
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I don't usually write zealous reviews, and yet I'm confidant that this is one of the most important & underread contemporary books of poetry. I read this twice. Once taking my time with the passages, over the course of months, and a second time in a single sitting. The reader is taken in New York, dropped into the purely visceral, wavered into the cityscape focus yet again, and so on-- much the same as the thoughts one has when looking out a window-- both here and there, yet simultaneously ...more
The author of What Do The Evergreens Know of Pining, Yawning on the Sands, This Sentimental Education and Enter the After-Garde was raised in Brooklyn, NY and has a degree in Linguistics. Kenyatta Jean-Paul Garcia was a cook for over a decade and has studied several living and dead languages. Garcia's work has appeared in BlazeVOX, ditch, Eccolinguistics, Caliban Online, Boog City and many others. ...moreMore about Kenyatta Jean-Paul Garcia...