Online book Boy with Thorn by Rickey Laurentiis – easyaddress.us
35 starsI m just finding and often that I can relate to the emotions and experiences of female poets That is where I often find the poems that really pull to the emotions and experiences of female poets That is where I often find the poems that really pull big 5 star emotional responses from me I do think though that it s really important to read voices and experiences of people different than I am I definitely enjoyed this poetry collection and Its a Whole Spiel learned about someone s personal experiences Beautiful collection that merits a second or third reading Complex andayered and very outside my experience Reading Laurentiis poetry is just as breathtaking as hearing him recite it I met him than a year ago on a cold October evening during a No Risk Refused literature festival I had never heard of him before then nor had I read anything of him And all of a sudden in walks this tall slender person wearing a beautiful glittery mini dress and stands in front of me He begins reading outoud and instantly the whole room is uiet filled with his warm ow voice Listening to him makes for a strange counterbalance his words his voice reassure you and disturb
you all the same I sat there for what seemed ike hours all the same I sat there for what seemed Im Not Millie! like hoursistening to this warm voice telling me of naked black bodies and blood and sweat and history And then it was overI walked up to him afterwards determined to get this book and have him sign it for me to not forget this mystical evening He was just as nice calm and approachableThis same copy of the book is what I read today another cold evening November this time And everything came rushing back The Boy with thorn walked once again and stood before me For the drowning yes there is always panicOr peace Your body behaving finally by instinctalone Crossing out wonder Crossing outa need to know You only feel you need to Salvation: A Novel (Salvation Sequence) liveThat you deserve it Even here Even as your chestfills with a strange new air you will not askwhat this means Like prey caught in the wolf s teethbut you are not theamb You are what s in the A River of Royal Blood (A River of Royal Blood, lambthat keeps it kicking Let it You Are Not Ch. In aandscape at once the brutal American South as it is the brutal mind Boy with Thorn interrogates the genesis of all poetic creation the imagination itself uestioning what role it pla.
Download Boy with ThornRist by Rickey Laurentiis LooseThis is a collection very conscious of its author s identity as a gay black man What frustrated was that for all that consciousness it proved remarkably unfocused Not once did I find that pithy damaging couplet that rearranged my world Rather there was a ot of mannered rambling one could not help but feel needed a good editor
to bring it to the next Souvenirs de dbauches level I was aittle disappointed I sensed talent but it was argelybring it to the next evel I was a Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary little disappointed I sensed talent but it wasargely by being published before the final tight read was done Boy With Thorn is a haunting volume of elegiac ekphrastic allusive poems that address the violence brought upon the Black body The voice and Sherman Tank Manual language remind me of Carl Phillips Kevin Prufer and Eric Pankey It s good to see Glenn Ligon s artwork on the cover The tone is uiet but unrelenting in its insistence on the subject of this violence in the following poems Conditions for a Southern Gothic Ghazal for Emmett Till Vanitas With Negro Boy Full Southern Gothic and theong poem Of the Leaves That Have Fallen I had to stop reading for a moment after Full in which the speaker becomes one of the bodies enduring the brutality at the hand of another It s a short poem but it is haunting and ghastly It begins presumably in the voice of one of the perpetrators kind of reporting what he and his posse have done to six Let Me Feed You litbodies and ends with the speaker shifting to the voice of one of the six victims Theast Five Days at Memorial line cuts itself off and interjects Dearord as if it s too gruesome to go on I also had to
Take A Breather Aftera breather after of the numbered parts in Of the Leaves That Have Fallen in which the speaker or Its Passover, Grover! less forces himself toook through postcards picturing Healing Earthquakes lynched Black people The speaker asks why spectators come to circle the hanging feet at these publicynchings and he uestions his own Containing Contagion looking He references the myth of Osiris and Isis which also fits nicely with the allusive inclination of the volume Vanitas With Negro Boy is my favorit. Ys in both our fascinations with and repulsion from a national history of racial and sexual violence The personal and political crash into oneanguage here gothic as it is supple meditat.