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Mixology
     

Mixology

by Adrian Matejka
 

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Selected for the 2008 National Poetry Series by Kevin Young

The poems in Adrian Matejka's second collection, Mixology, shapeshift through the myriad meanings of "mixing" to explore and explode ideas of race, skin politics, appropriation, and cultural identity. Whether the focus of the individual poems is musical, digital, or historical, the otherness

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Selected for the 2008 National Poetry Series by Kevin Young

The poems in Adrian Matejka's second collection, Mixology, shapeshift through the myriad meanings of "mixing" to explore and explode ideas of race, skin politics, appropriation, and cultural identity. Whether the focus of the individual poems is musical, digital, or historical, the otherness implicit in being of more than one racial background guides Matejka's work to the inevitable conclusion that all things-no matter how disparate-are parts of the whole.

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" Adrian Matejka provides a profound and powerful cocktail of personal history, hip hop elegy, and inventive language, measuring a clash of emotions and cultures with fat bass lines and sharp wit. A post-soul tour de force that places pop culture in a blender."
-Kevin Young, 2008 National Poetry Series judge

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143115830
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Series:
National Poetry Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
519,384
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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" Adrian Matejka provides a profound and powerful cocktail of personal history, hip hop elegy, and inventive language, measuring a clash of emotions and cultures with fat bass lines and sharp wit. A post-soul tour de force that places pop culture in a blender."
-Kevin Young, 2008 National Poetry Series judge

Meet the Author

Adrian Matejka is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University MFA program. The author of The Devil's Garden, his work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Crab Orchard Review, and Prairie Schooner. He teaches creative writing and English Literature at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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