American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

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Product Number: DD45931
Released: May 14, 2019
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ISBN: #9781630151546
Narrator/s: Terrance Hayes
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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A powerful, timely, dazzling collection of sonnets from one of America's most acclaimed poets, Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award-winning author of Lighthead In seventy poems bearing the same title, Terrance Hayes explores the meanings of American, of assassin, and of love in the sonnet form. Written during the first two hundred days of the Trump presidency, these poems are haunted by the country's past and future eras and errors, its dreams and nightmares. Inventive, compassionate, hilarious, melancholy, and bewildered-the wonders of this new collection are irreducible and stunning.

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American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin
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Product Number:DD45931
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Author(s): Terrance Hayes
Narrator(s): Terrance Hayes
Product Number Z100149800
Released: May 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977307767
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Author(s): Terrance Hayes
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Released: Jun 19, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780525504962

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"In a smooth voice and a measured tone, poet Terrance Hayes delivers 70 of his own sonnets condemning what he calls America's assassins: racism, violence, and prejudice against black people. In this National Book Award-nominated collection, Hayes unflinchingly criticizes President Trump and decries hate crimes against blacks throughout history. Hayes's political opinions are augmented by poems paying tribute to radical figures such as James Baldwin and Emily Dickinson. His steady cadence and warm tone blend well with both his politically charged and his tributary sonnets. However, because one title encompasses all of the poems, the audiobook can be challenging for multitasking listeners. Nonetheless, Hayes's narration elevates this provocative, relevant, and timely collection. A.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"