It's Not Magic

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Author(s): Jonathan Sands
Series: National Poetry Series No: 4
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2019
Product Number: EB00749972
Released: Oct 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780807079621
Publisher: Beacon Press
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Description

Snapshots of youth, displayed with verve and sparkling clarity, in a new collection of poems that "dazzles with its linguistic sleight of hand" (Richard Blanco). From jaunts through New York subways, to a Cincinnati Waffle House, to a chance encounter with one's future life partner, Sands writes in turns autobiographically and imaginatively, drawing on voices from his private world and the public sphere to create an urgent portrait of youth that is almost rebellious in its sheer, persistent joy. Nostalgic and vivid, this collection of poems is written reverie. Selected by Richard Blanco, Jon Sands is the winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series.

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