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Krupskaya, 2002 - Poetry - 95 pages
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Poetry. African American studies. "Williams' intensely moving first book bridges more gaps than many words (and careers) thrice as long: quiet humor to quiet anger; weighty concerns (cybernetics, anthropology, astronomy) to formal invention; brilliant appropriation to startling beauty; street language to a full panoply of sophisticated theory; above all between African American concerns and those of the plain vanilla majority. The reference, as craft and time demand, is ever to mother language"--Nathaniel Tarn. "Slanging each other we drift apart. Maybe there is a war outside. Will web sites continue to explode? The poems in C.C. are tense, troubled, intricately terse. In this powerful collection Tyrone Williams explores the boundaries between poetry, politics, and history"--Susan Howe.

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Tyrone Williams is the author of the poetry books THE HERO PROJECT OF THE CENTURY (The Backwaters Press, 2009), ON SPEC (Omnidawn, 2008), and C.C. (Krupskaya, 2002). His poetry chapbooks include Musique Noir (Overhere Press, 2006). AAB (Slack Buddha, 2004), and Futures, Elections (Dos Madres Press, 2004). His poems have been published in magazines, including Chicago Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, The Kenyon Review, Caliban, Colorado Review, and XCP. And his poems have been anthologized in anthologies, including RAINBOW DARKNESS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY (Miami University Press, 2005) and Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner, 2003). He received his doctorate of English from Wayne State University. He teaches at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.

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