Quick Fire : Poems

Quick Fire : Poems

by Allyson Horton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883784037
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Allyson Horton is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her MFA from Butler University. Her poetry has been published in the anthology Turn the Page and You Don't Step! Sharing Successful Chapters in Our Lives with Youth, Not like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers, The Indianapolis Review and It Was written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop. Her work also appears in Brilliant Flame! and Not Our President. Allyson currently resides and teaches In Indiana.

Table of Contents

Introduction Kelly Norman Ellis ix

I 1

Understanding Eve 2

Lot's Wife Takes the Stand 3

Ghazal for a Master Storyteller 5

Saturday Morning Blues 6

Shedding Skin 7

Blues in G Minor 8

Moral Memory: On the Eve of State of Indiana vs. Mister 9

Where Are the Women 10

Smelling the Coffee 11

The Mirror and Map of Memory 12

The Invitation 13

To Examine the Body 14

II 15

Rising Forth 16

Self-Made Man: Checks & Balances 18

Haiku 20

Long Way Travelin': The Making of Roots 21

Birthday Poem 23

Uncle Ben Redux 24

Writer's Block (his poem by special request) 25

Husband #2 (no charges for an empress) 26

Husband #4 27

Morning After Aubade 28

Charlie's Horn 29

Not Like Jazz? 30

Haiku 31

III 33

The Enigma of Sin from the Perspective of a Former Jehovah's Witness Kid 34

Growing Up JW 36

Places I Have Seen God 38

Eyewitness Account 39

Sphinx 40

Glass Slipper 41

Where Do Broken Hearts Go 42

Consider this 43

IV 45

S. S. 46

Full Moon Morning 48

For colored boys who have considered suicide / when the voice of tupac was not in arm's reach 49

How to Kill a Cop With Kindness 51

Holding Court With a Supreme Uncle Thom 52

Positive Supports Academies 53

A theoretical ebonistic philo/soul/logical breakdown 54

Hot-Buttered Grits 55

"In Love / Struggle / Pen" 57

Hottentot Redux 59

V 61

A 'Slave' By Any Other Name or Fame 62

Post-Racial American House Negro Or, Is It the Pot Calling the Kettle Black? 65

All Jokes Aside 66

What the Angels Eat 69

Microphone Check 71

Keeping It Indy 500 72

Cops 2.0 74

Indiana Avenue: Jazz-ku for Wes 76

Bursting Bubbles 77

Hip Hop 'Lyrics of Lowly Life' 78

Word is bond (don'tshootthemessenger) 79

Tankas for MJ 80

44th Presidential Haiku Memorabilia (rare collector's items) 81

The Day She: Mari Evans: Poet: Sisterfriend: Transitioned 82

Home 86

Afterword Gloria House 89

Acknowledgements 90

Notes 92

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