Prelude to bruise poetry by Saeed Jones

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  • American poetry

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementSaeed Jones
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3610.O6279 P74 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 103 pages
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27168134M
ISBN 101566893747
ISBN 109781566893749
LC Control Number2014008086
OCLC/WorldCa870289266

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These poems don't dole out mercy. Jones undoubtedly dipped his pen in fierce before crafting these stanzas that rock like backslap. Straighten your skirt, children. The doors of the church are open."—Patricia Smith.

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Jones favors lines that are short in nature, blunt so as to sound unreservedly honest in sharing the experiences of Boy with the reader. Prelude to Bruise | Praise for Saeed Jones: "Jones is the kind of writer who's more than wanted: he's desperately needed."--FlavorWire "This book leaves your body transformed in a way that poetry should." --ElevenEleven "I get shout-happy when I read these poems; they are the gospel; they are the good news of the sustaining power of imagination, tenderness, and outright joy.": Coffee House Press.

In his beautifully crafted first book, PRELUDE TO BRUISE, Saeed Jones wrangles with the often-harsh reality of being a minority in America. Jones examines grief, race, sexuality, gender, and relationships with confidence and consistency.

Each poem has its own purpose, and each one questions the complexities of the human heart and the human /5(30). Prelude to Bruise is a glittering and unsparing collection of poems centered around Boy, a black child negotiating gender, sexuality, desire and family in the American : Saeed Jones.

"Prelude to Bruise works its tempestuous mojo just under the skin, wreaking a sweet havoc and rearranging the pulse. These poems don't dole out mercy. Jones undoubtedly dipped his pen in fierce before crafting these stanzas that rock like backslap. Straighten your skirt, children. The doors of the church are open."—Patricia SmithBrand: Coffee House Press.

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Saeed Jones's first full-length book, Prelude to Bruise, is a necessary piece of contemporary poetry that bravely tackles issues such as abuse, promiscuity, homosexuality, and racism.

Though the title hints at an agonizing inevitability, the collection implies that a bruise may, in fact, denote healthy progress. Praise for Saeed Jones:"Jones is the kind of writer who's more than wanted: he's desperately needed."—FlavorWire"I get shout-happy when I read these poems; they are the gospel; they are the good news of the sustaining power of imagination, tenderness, and outright joy."—D.

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