Hip Logic

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Penguin Books, 2002 - Poetry - 90 pages
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At the First Clear Word -- emcee -- Touch -- The things-no-one-knows blues -- Ars poetica #789 -- Hip logic -- Sonnet -- Mr. T- --Shaft & the enchanted shoe factory or -- Ars poetica: The epic quest for language -- Squawk -- Butter -- Origin of the days -- Gospel of the two sisters / A Gram of &s -- abductor -- although -- ambulance -- apothecary -- beckoned -- bowling -- breathe -- careless -- carporal -- example / Conjure -- Friday poem -- For Paul Robeson -- Diego Rivera-Dama De Blanco, 1939 -- for Robert Hayden -- Broken dangerfield newby villanelle -- William H. Johnson -- Ode to Balthus -- "The Gulf Stream" / Four stories -- Sleeping woman -- Still music / A Gram of &s -- gander -- general -- masculine -- nuclear -- overseas -- preface -- repaid -- saintly -- segregate -- stupor -- toenails / The law of falling & cathing up -- Fire -- Gun/Woman/Son -- Heartthrob -- Mother to son -- Blues procession -- Florida -- The flame -- Ode to stone -- Alter call -- Autum -- The same city.

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

Hayes is an amazing reader, and I generally love his poetry nearly as much when read in print--this collection may be the exception, though. While some of the poems here are ones which I'll come back ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Terrance Hayes received an MFA in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh. He was the recipient of a 1999 Whiting Writers Award, and his first collection of poetry, Muscular Music, was the winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in 2000. He is currently an assistant professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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