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Congotronic (Kuhl House Poets) free pdf At Once original, strange, Funny, and unnerving, Shane Book's Congotronic takes the reader into unstable territory, where multiple layers of voice, diction, and music collide. Some of these poems have the sparse directness of a kind of bleak prayer- others mingle the earthbound rhythms of hip-hop with the will-to-transcendence of high Romanticism. Harnessing techniques of the cinematic and audio arts, Book's poems splice, sample, collage, and jump-cut language from an array of sources, including slave narratives, Western philosophy, hip-hop lyrics, and the diaries of plantation owners. In fusing disparate texts, each poem in this collection attempts to create a community in language. Thus, at its core, the project is utopic--or more precisely, to borrow from Duke Ellington--the project is "blutopic." The book's anchoring series contains an apocryphal narrative grounded in the journey of the Middle Passage and an older mythic history from the West African epic of Sundiata. Here elements of Afro futurism coagulate with an R

About Shane Book

Shane Book is the author of Ceiling of Sticks, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. He is also a filmmaker whose award-winning work has screened around the world in numerous fi lm festivals and on television. He is a graduate of New York University, USA, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, USA.

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Author : Shane Book
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Data Published : 30 August 2014
ISBN : 1609383079
EAN : 9781609383077
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 80 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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