By Anne Carson
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National ebook Critics Circle Award Finalist
"Anne Carson is, for me, the main interesting poet writing in English today."--Michael Ondaatje
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The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a style in Autobiography of pink, a beautiful paintings that's either a singular and a poem, either an unconventional new edition of an old Greek delusion and a unconditionally unique coming-of-age tale set within the present.
Geryon, a tender boy who's additionally a winged crimson monster, finds the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he starts off on the age of 5. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate yet ineffectual mom, discovering solace at the back of the lens of his digital camera and within the hands of a tender guy named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him on the height of infatuation. while Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts back the ache of his hope and embarks on a trip that might unharness his inventive mind's eye to its fullest quantity. by way of turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and obtainable, richly layered and deceptively uncomplicated, Autobiography of purple is a profoundly relocating portrait of an artist coming to phrases with the wonderful coincidence of who he is.
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Gary Glazner, the inspired promoter of this first intercity slam greeted the Chicago poets and the San Francisco audience with the verve of a hot dog vendor barking the relish they were about to devour. Lois Weisburg, the Commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, was instrumental in making this premiere NPS happen. Under her suggestion, and with the city’s financial help, Chicago sent a team of four poets (Patricia Smith, Cin Salach, Dean Hacker, and me) to challenge teams from San Francisco and New York City.
Willie Used to Say” Behind the Slam Curtain Breaking Down the Color (and Collar) Barriers The Culture of Democracy If you remember anything, remember… 2 Soaking in the Spirit of Slam Stumble into any bar or coffee shop during a poetry slam, and you’ll witness poets slinging words Out Loud! to win the adulation of an audience and/ or the high scores of judges. You might think that’s all there is to it, but if you stick around and listen, you’ll discover that a poetry slam isn’t just high-volume reading or a heated head-on competition.
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