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Published August 15th 1987 by West End Press
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Shelves: city-poems, poetry
Foster always finds a way to highlight the everyday in his poetics. True to the title, Foster's poems seethe from daily and historical injustices his speaker witnesses. What sets this book apart from the insipid-rant-and-moan model is the speaker's unrelenting desire to document and preserve these vignettes so these histories are not be repeated. Or, as Chuck D would say, "When I get mad, I put it down on the pad / Give you something that you never had"

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Sesshu Foster is an American poet. He has taught composition and literature in East LA since 1985, and has also taught at the University of Iowa, the California Institute of the Arts, the University of California, Santa Cruz and the Jack Kerouac School's Summer Writing Program. He was in residence at California State University, Los Angeles.

Awards:
2010 American Book Award for World Ball Notebook
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