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The Big Smoke (Penguin Poets) free pdf A finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in Poetry acollection that examines the myth and history of the prizefighter Jack Johnson The legendary Jack Johnson (1878 1946) was a true American creation. The child of emancipated slaves, he overcame the violent segregationism of Jim Crow, challenging white boxers and white America to become the first African-American heavyweight world champion. "The Big Smoke," Adrian Matejka s third work of poetry, follows the fighter s journey from poverty to the most coveted title in sports through the multi-layered voices of Johnson and the white women he brazenly loved. Matejka s book is part historic reclamation and part interrogation of Johnson s complicated legacy, one that often misremembers the magnetic man behind the myth."

About Adrian Matejka

Adrian Matejka is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale MFA program. The author of "The Devil s Garden" and "Mixology," his work has appeared in the "American Poetry Review," the "Crab Orchard Review," and "Prairie Schooner."He teaches creative writing and English literature at Indiana University."

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Author : Adrian Matejka
Publisher : The Penguin Press
Data Published : 15 December 2013
ISBN : 0143123726
EAN : 9780143123729
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 109 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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