Sho

Douglas Kearney

Book - 2021

"A new collection of poetry by Douglas Kearney"--

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2nd Floor New Shelf 811.6/Kearney (NEW SHELF) Due Jun 2, 2022
Series
Wave books (Seattle, Wash.) ; 091.
Subjects
Genres
Poetry
Published
Seattle : Wave Books [2021]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
88 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781950268160
1950268160
9781950268153
1950268152
Main Author
Douglas Kearney (author)
  • 880-01
  • Buck
  • Well
  • Property values
  • Do the backseat jam!
  • Everyday (I gets)
  • Black flight
  • Sand fire (or the pool, 2016)
  • ...Fox!
  • Livestock
  • Promissorry note
  • Dogged
  • Close
  • Borax
  • The post-
  • Welter
  • Demonology
  • Sho
  • Static
  • Do the cruiseline-up slowgrind-up!
  • Negroes are a fatsuit, ? Hollywood, USA
  • Just wanna be like
  • Deformation
  • First, she cuts the stems
  • The showdown
  • Having drowned our lovers
  • Do the six-foot jump down!
  • Eulogy for a pair of kicks
  • Eulogy for an afro pick
  • The drifters after school
  • Fire
  • "...Say the sacred words"
  • Manesology.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"A new collection of poetry by Douglas Kearney"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An experiment and experience in language, surveying the junction of violence, entertainment, race, and folklore.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR POETRY


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.