Scattered Clouds: New & Selected Poems

Scattered Clouds: New & Selected Poems

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Title: Scattered Clouds: New & Selected Poems
Author: Jackson, Reuben
ISBN: 9781942892182
Publisher: Santa Fe Writer's Project
Published: 2019
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New


Poetry 1209057
Publisher Description:
Scattered Clouds: New & Selected Poems is a volume of lyrical, emotionally forthright meditations on love, loss, and longing. The poems are often sobering, but they are not, to quote Langston Hughes, "without laughter." Scattered Clouds contains the complete text of the author's award-winning first collection, fingering the keys; his nationally lauded poem, "For Trayvon Martin"; and his wry, unabashedly romantic suite of ruminations on a long-time and deeply missed friend, the late barbershop owner Amir Yasin, and his widow Khadijah Rollins. These poems, exploring Amir's late-life romance with Kadijah, became a national internet sensation. An introduction by poet Abdul Ali (Cave Canem alumni and author of Trouble Sleeping) places Jackson in his rightful context as a Black American poetry elder, who has influenced generations of younger poets with his musical wisdom as well as his poetry.