PleasePaperback - 2008
Please explores the points in our lives at which love and violence intersect. Drunk on its own rhythms and full of imaginative and often frightening imagery, Please is the album playing in the background of the history and culture that surround African American/male identity and sexuality. Just as radio favorites like Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, and Pink Floyd characterize loss, loneliness, addiction, and denial with their voices, these poems chorus of speakers transform moments of intimacy and humor into spontaneous music. In PLEASE, Jericho Brown sings the influence soul culture has on American life with the accuracy of the blues. "In a powerful debut suffused with a sense of music, a Cave Canem winner who has served as speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans captures painful private moments as well as bittersweet triumph."--Library Journal Reviews.
Publisher: Kalamazoo, MI : New Issues/Western Michigan University, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: PS3602.R699 P54 2008
Characteristics: 69 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Uniform Title: Please : poems