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Seduction: New Poems, 2013-2018
by Quincy Troupe

    Publication Date: Dec 15, 2018
    List Price: $24.95
    Format: Paperback, 128 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9780810139046
    Imprint: TriQuarterly Books
    Publisher: Northwestern University Press
    Parent Company: Northwestern University

    Paperback Description:

    The world is made of seductions. In Quincy Troupe’s Seduction, the "I" becomes the "Eye," serving as metaphor and witness in a narrative compilation from a master of poetic music. Elegies and dramatic odes look at the seduction of all things loved or hated, especially the man made of color. How did the killings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin seduce the public’s eye and catch the fire of racism? How did Aretha Franklin seduce us with voice and twang? How does the art of Romare Bearden or Jack Whitten still tell our truths, fantasies, and oppressions?

    time is a bald eagle, a killer soaring high in the blue, / music to men
    dodging bullets in speeding cars, / knew death, hoped it’d never come …

    In this collection we are seduced by Troupe’s opus. This is the poet’s art laid bare. He is our "Eye." Visions of the transatlantic slave trade, portraits of American violence, pop culture, and historical voices are the lyrical relics in Troupe’s masterful verse. One of American literature’s most important rhythmical artists, Troupe has created a chronicle reaching through history for the collective "I/Eye" that is all of us.

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