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The Crying Buck

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The Crying Buck is the latest chapbook from Baton Rouge poet/educator, Donney Rose. Twenty-three poems that explore the vulnerabilities of the human condition through the lens of Black masculinity. It is an honest, open account of the emotional turmoil inflicted on American Black male life and the tears that are often buried within the ideals of manhood.
Unknown Binding, Twine Bound Chapbook, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2015 by Next Left Press

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Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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A clever, beautiful, but often tragic look through the window of vulnerability and black masculinity. The Crying Buck is page after page of punches to the gut, but you want more.
Brad Richard
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Trigger warning:/Poem may say unsavory things about police/ poem may put the the words "fuck" and "police"/ neatly next to each other in a lineup/ may interrogate the officer this time/ may be equipped with a body camera/ in the event the words are pulled over/ past the margin"

Yes, the rest of this chapbook is that smart, funny, surprising, and, in all the best ways, provocative. It speaks so powerfully to the moment we're living in, it's often hard to get through but harder to put down. Defin
Eric Couto
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Crying Buck captures the immense feelings of a lost generation. Using recent events along with older traditions of thinking, this body of work offers "the lost" a place of understanding. When referring to "the lost" I don't use the term in reference to just male African Americans nor African Americans in general but more so any youth or elder reading. It gives insight to the burdensome struggles that some have the unfortunate pleasure of going through as well as the horrific perception of th ...more
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had high expectations for this book, and they were surpassed by a great deal. The poetry is passionate, intelligent, and filled with arresting images. I was very moved by it. There is art to the arrangement of the poems within the pages, so that the anger and sadness come in waves throughout until the final two heart stopping poems.
Excellent and important reading.
Jozef Syndicate
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Donney Rose is a poignant voice in America's social consciousness. Baldwin. Hughes. Angelou. Sanchez. Shakur would be proud of this amazing first chapbook which does not include all of Rose's best work. This collection of poetry and spoken word illuminates the realities of Black life with sharp insight. Be prepared to feel the cut and understand the crying while longing for more. BuyTheBook.
Veda Winfree
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"The Crying Buck" is a rich tapestry of raw human experience, gut-wrenching emotion and unapologetic resilience. ...more
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