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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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|Publisher:||The Backwaters Press|
|Series:||Backwaters Prize in Poetry Honorable Mention Series|
|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-Root, Through 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 ContentsAcknowledgmentsThis American Groove Love Letter to Dr. Ford from the Patriarchy Trayvon Martin Disappears on Stage The New Math Extinction EventAll Night Jazz from the Sisyphus Club
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. . . 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 . . . Unforgettable Birds in FlightA Dream Deferred/Detained Dismissed Genealogy Guardians Fermi Paradox for Black Nerds Happiness The Wandering Jew Drunk Dials God The Party Crashers of Paradise Exiled to America Oppenheimer’s Badass Cat Joshua in the New World Frac/Tured Finder of Lost Sheep Woods to Grow Out Of Red and Yellow QuartetWe 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 Blackberries Maisey Gets a Washing Machine Pretty Boy Sanchez American Bataan Lost in the World Machine Catching a Cotton Ball Anywhere but Here