Book Cover Image of Sho by Douglas Kearney

by Douglas Kearney

Publication Date: Apr 06, 2021
List Price: $18.00
Format: Paperback, 104 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781950268153
Imprint: Wave Books
Publisher: Wave Books
Parent Company: Wave Books

Paperback Description:

Eschewing series and performative typography, Douglas Kearney’s Sho aims to hit crooked licks with straight-seeming sticks. Navigating the complex penetrability of language, these poems are sonic in their espousal of Black vernacular traditions, while examining histories, pop culture, myth, and folklore. Both dazzling and devastating, Sho is a genius work of literary precision, wordplay, farce, and critical irony. In his “stove-like imagination,” Kearney has concocted poems that destabilize the spectacle, leaving looky-loos with an important uncertainty about the intersection between violence and entertainment.