Against Which

Against Which

by Ross Gay
     
 

An exploration of the various ways language can help us transcend both the banal and unusual cruelties which are inevitably delivered to us, and which we equally deliver unto others. These poems comb through violence and love, fear and loss, exploring the common denominators in each. Against Which seeks the ways human beings might transform themselves from

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An exploration of the various ways language can help us transcend both the banal and unusual cruelties which are inevitably delivered to us, and which we equally deliver unto others. These poems comb through violence and love, fear and loss, exploring the common denominators in each. Against Which seeks the ways human beings might transform themselves from participants in a thoughtless and brutal world to laborers in a loving one.

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From the Publisher
“He cannot allow himself to forget the darkness, he is so given over to the honest and accurate rendering.” —from the foreword by Gerald Stern

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933880006
Publisher:
Cavankerry Press
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Series:
New Voices Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
92
Sales rank:
363,672
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

ROSS GAY was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and grew up outside of Philadelphia. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, and Atlanta Review, among other journals. Ross is a Cave Canem fellow and has been a Breadloaf Tuition Scholar. In addition to holding a Ph.D in American Literature from Temple University, he is a basketball coach, an occasional demolition man, a painter, and a faculty member at New England College’s Low-Residency MFA program.

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