Maybe the Saddest Thing
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Maybe the Saddest Thing : Poems

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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
  • 157 x 203 x 6mm | 82g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062191012
  • 9780062191014
  • 1,587,392

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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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"Wicker preaches an urgent gospel of pop-culture, desire, adolescence, race, and family, that says "Hell yes" to the world with deft turns of phrase, and a rhythmic inventiveness that hurtles down the page. This fearless debut will make your head spin, your heart strut."--Erika Meitner
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168 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (71)
3 24% (41)
2 7% (11)
1 2% (3)
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