Sightseer in This Killing City

Product Number: EB00736227
Released: Jun 04, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780525505648
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

A fourth collection from a prize-winning poet whose "gift is breathtaking" (Naomi Shihab Nye) Eugene Gloria's fourth collection of poetry captures the surreal and unreal feelings of the present. Through the voice of Nacirema, the central persona of the collection, who is a Filipina American woman with an ambiguous sexual identity, we are introduced to a character who chooses mystery and inhabits landscapes fraught with brutality and beauty. Flawed like America, Nacirema embodies ideas of wanderlust and self-discovery. In poems that recount her journey, Gloria invokes the spirit of 1970s soul music and of jazz, blending the urban lament of Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane with the idiom of Stevie Wonder and Fela Kuti. Sightseer in This Killing City argues for grace and perseverance in these strange times.

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Author(s): J. Eugene Gloria
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Jun 04, 2019

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