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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Poetry. African American Studies. "Myronn Hardy's THE HEADLESS SAINTS is a book comprised of lyrical epiphanies that embrace the everyday and the mythical, and there is no way to escape the full thrust of these marvelous poems. The tropical feel in THE HEADLESS SAINTS, in the pace and space of the crafted imagery, is tangible and believable"--Yusef Komunyakaa. "These spare ...more
Paperback, 85 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by New Issues Poetry Press
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learned, worldly. i felt a certain distance from most of the poems. some beautiful, surprising endings:

"I hope the water I
cup let go will spill over desolate land."

"Jade funnels eroding arches light
so different. What to do
but choke slowly?"

"...If splattered this blood
will bear plum trees in red earth grow tall
in lapis lazuli sky.

My people it has been too long."

Oct 08, 2008 Joe rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This review soon to appear on the Phoebe Blog. This one grew on me. Still working on my review style--see attempt at bracketing metaphor.

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