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Map to the Stars (Penguin Poets)

Author: Matejka, Adrian

Publisher: Penguin Books

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Map to the Stars (Penguin Poets) : Map to the Stars, the fourth poetry collection from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adrian Matejka, navigates the tensions between race, geography, and poverty in America during the Reagan Era. In the time of space shuttles and the Strategic Defense Initiative, outer space is the only place equality seems possible, even as the stars serve to both guide and obscure the earthly complexities of masculinity and migration. In Matejka's poems, hope is the link between the convoluted realities of being poor and the inspiring possibilities of transcendence and escape - whether it comes from Star Trek, the dream of being one of the first black astronauts, or Sun Ra's cosmic jazz.

Category   Subject
Poetry   American - African American

ISBN 13:9780143130574
ISBN 10:0143130579
Size:8.39" l x 5.46" w x 0.36" h
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