Everybody's Jonesin' for Something

Everybody's Jonesin' for Something

by Indigo Moor
Everybody's Jonesin' for Something

Everybody's Jonesin' for Something

by Indigo Moor


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Turning an unflinching spotlight on the American Dream, Indigo Moor plunges headfirst into national—and personal—laments and desires. From Emmett Till to the fall of the Twin Towers and through the wildfires of Paradise, California, Moor weaves a thread through the hopes, sacrifices, and Sisyphean yearnings that make this country the beautiful trap that it is. Everybody’s Jonesin’ for Something takes an imagistic leap through the darker side of our search for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, perusing what we lose, what we leave behind, and what strange beauty we uncover.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496222701
Publisher: The Backwaters Press
Publication date: 03/01/2021
Series: The Backwaters Prize in Poetry Honorable Mention
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Indigo Moor is poet laureate emeritus of Sacramento and an author, scriptwriter, and integrated circuit layout engineer. His other works include Tap-RootThrough the Stonecutter’s Window (winner of the Northwestern University’s Cave Canem Prize), and In the Room of Thirsts and Hungers: The Mirrored Tragedies of Paul Robeson and Othello.

Table of Contents

This American Groove
Love Letter to Dr. Ford from the Patriarchy
Trayvon Martin Disappears on Stage
The New Math
Extinction Event
All Night Jazz from the Sisyphus Club
All Night . . .
. . . Jazz . . .
. . . from the Sisyphus Club Creole Rumspringa
The Fortress of First and Last Thoughts
Christ Is Summoned to the House of the Broken Ladder
Mamie Till & the Minotaur
What Was True and Not So. And Yet, Again . . .
Birds in Flight
A Dream Deferred/Detained Dismissed
Fermi Paradox for Black Nerds
The Wandering Jew Drunk Dials God
The Party Crashers of Paradise
Exiled to America
Oppenheimer’s Badass Cat
Joshua in the New World
Finder of Lost Sheep
Woods to Grow Out Of
Red and Yellow Quartet
We the (Chameleon) People
Unjumping the Broom
Easter Morning Prayer
Hunter’s Moon
The Saint of McClatchy Park
Veterans of Foreign Wars
How We Got Here from There
Maisey Gets a Washing Machine
Pretty Boy Sanchez
American Bataan
Lost in the World Machine
Catching a Cotton Ball
Anywhere but Here

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