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Selected Poems of Jay Wright

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Jay Wright, an eclectic poet attentive to the black traditions binding the Americas to West Africa, is also profoundly influenced by Latin American cultures. This selection of Wright's work, from the publication of his first full-length book "The Homecoming Singer" in 1971 up to the present, represents the range and power of his mythopoetic imagination and his concern for the fate of culture. *Lightning Print On Demand Title
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Jay Wright, an eclectic poet attentive to the black traditions binding the Americas to West Africa, is also profoundly influenced by Latin American cultures. This selection of Wright's work, from the publication of his first full-length book "The Homecoming Singer" in 1971 up to the present, represents the range and power of his mythopoetic imagination and his concern for the fate of culture. *Lightning Print On Demand Title
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Wright has said that the aim of his poetry is to discover the weave of things already woven; but the expanse of his weave is far greater than most poets lay claim to, embracing the polyglot history and myth of white, black, and Indian in this hemisphere. Wright is an intellectual poet, a poet's poet, upon whose tabula rasa may be read influences of Dante, Eliot, the African griots, Alejo Carpentier, and Nicolas Guillen. Whole stanzas of one poem are in Italian, and another includes long excerpts from black astronomer Benjamin Banneker's letters to Jefferson cautioning him on exchanging one form of tyranny for another. Tackling Wright's poetry is no mean task but may well be worth the effort for readers of a universalist bent. Jack Shreve, Humanities Dept., Allegany Community Coll., Cumberland, Md.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691014357
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1987
  • Series: Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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