Tug

Tug Tug a thoroughly contemporary first collection astonishes with its scope and vitality Ranging in tone from formal to informal and in mood from longing to celebration Patterson deftly articulates t

  • Title: Tug
  • Author: G.E. Patterson
  • ISBN: 9781555972851
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tug, a thoroughly contemporary first collection, astonishes with its scope and vitality Ranging in tone from formal to informal, and in mood from longing to celebration, Patterson deftly articulates the shifting ground of human relationships Different characters, male and female, people these poems Whether it be the loving son, the unrepentant seducer, or the African AmTug, a thoroughly contemporary first collection, astonishes with its scope and vitality Ranging in tone from formal to informal, and in mood from longing to celebration, Patterson deftly articulates the shifting ground of human relationships Different characters, male and female, people these poems Whether it be the loving son, the unrepentant seducer, or the African American man admired by the world, the voices speak to us openly, with an honesty that is disquieting.Arcing between the impulse to sing and the impulse to narrate or document, Patterson explores the ties of love, family, and history, and shows them to be as tenuous and elusive as memory and desire Tug is a collection to be proud of and introduces a freshly distinctive new talent.

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    1. It was the summer of 2001. I had just come back from Cave Canem and had an ache I couldn't describe. I had just been immersed in an incredibly generous community of thinkers/writers and didn't know what I was going to do without them until the next summer. Feeling this loss, I called Evie Shockley ( A Half-Red Sea), who told me what I needed to do was read some poetry and suggested I get G. E. Patterson's Tug. I ordered it immediately. I always feel that a work of art possesses some magic when I [...]

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