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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 conce ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 25th 2007 by University of Georgia Press
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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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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 sophomore collection, BOUQUET OF HUNGERS, won the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for poetry. His third collection, LOGORRHEA DEMEN ...more
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