Neighborhood Register

Neighborhood Register A poet whose voice and message we trust a singular and significant voice You will not forget this neighborhood or this poet from the foreword by Toi Derricotte From the twilight towns of the Rust Bel

  • Title: Neighborhood Register
  • Author: Marcus Jackson
  • ISBN: 9781933880259
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • A poet whose voice and message we trust.a singular and significant voice You will not forget this neighborhood, or this poet from the foreword by Toi Derricotte From the twilight towns of the Rust Belt to the vivid inlets of New York City, Neighborhood Register is a ledger of the people, scenes, and sectors from which hidden music and meaning unearth The collectio A poet whose voice and message we trust.a singular and significant voice You will not forget this neighborhood, or this poet from the foreword by Toi Derricotte From the twilight towns of the Rust Belt to the vivid inlets of New York City, Neighborhood Register is a ledger of the people, scenes, and sectors from which hidden music and meaning unearth The collection evokes the beauties and difficulties within multi racial families, the value of vernacular, and the unexpected resonances of common objects In his fine first collection, Jackson lyrically knits together time, memory, human desires and obligations and invites the kind reader to dance along to his bright measures, which sometimes resemble the life of a young poet, deeply enmeshed in the world, and sometimes reflect like a mirror Cornelius Eady

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    1. Nice poems, but, dare I say it, a bit boring. I expected a bit more. Here's a nice one from the New Yorker: Mary at the Tattoo Shopby Marcus Jackson She counted her moneybefore we went in,avenue beside us anxiouswith Friday-evening traffic.Both fourteen, we shared a Newport,its manila butt salty to our lips.Inside, from a huge bookof designs and letter styles,she chose to get “MARY”in a black, Old English scripton the back of her neck.The guy who ran the shopleaned over her for forty minutes [...]

    2. Matthew Dickman (Poetry Editor, Tin House Magazine): Marcus Jackson’s Neighborhood Register. These are beautiful poems about places that often see little beauty. No matter where I was when I read Mr. Jackson’s poems I felt I was somewhere important, somewhere honest and celebrated.

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