Maybe the Saddest Thing
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Maybe the Saddest Thing

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"These are wide-ranging Whitmanesque poems--self-aware meditations that rap and jazz their way forward, talk back, backtrack, and scratch so hard they blow out the speakers with their complicated love for a huge cast of icons, from Pam Grier to Flavor Flav, from RuPaul to Dave Chapelle."
--Erika Meitner

"Keats, too, would have admired the holy truth of Marcus Wicker, whose lyric wizardry astounds the ear."
--D.A. Powell

Winner of the 2011 National Poetry Series Prize as selected by D.A. Powell, Marcus Wicker's Maybe the Saddest Thing is a sterling collection of contemporary American poems by an exciting new and emerging voice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 79 pages
  • 134.87 x 203.2 x 5.59mm | 136.08g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062191012
  • 9780062191014
  • 1,236,373

Review quote

"Marcus Wicker has, as Mos Def and Talib Kweli did, made an art that bridges cultures....The dialogues, love letters, and reflections throughout this wonderful debut show us what it is to be in vigilant conversation with the world and with the self."--Terrance Hayes
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Winner of the 2011 National Poetry Series Prize as selected by D.A. Powell, Marcus Wicker's Maybe the Saddest Thing is a sterling collection of contemporary American poems by an exciting new and emerging voice.
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Rating details

146 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 25% (37)
4 44% (64)
3 23% (33)
2 6% (9)
1 2% (3)
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