Loading, please wait...

product description page

Ghost Voices : A Poem in Prayer - by Quincy Troupe (Paperback)

Ghost Voices : A Poem in Prayer -  by Quincy Troupe (Paperback) - image 1 of 1

About this item

If we were all brave enough to resurrect the voices lost from our humanity, what would they say? Award-winning poet Quincy Troupe, spokesman for the humanizing forces of poetry, music, and art, parts the Atlantic and rattles the ground built on slavery with Ghost Voices: A Poem in Prayer.

we are crossing, / we are / crossing, / we are crossing in big salt water, // we are crossing, // crossing under a sky of no guilt / we have left home // though we know we will go back / someday, / see our people / as we knew them . . .

Troupe re-creates the history of lost voices between the waters of Africa, Cuba, and the United States. His daring poetics drenched in new forms-notably the seven-elevens-clench transformative narratives spurred on by a relentless, rhythmic language that mimics the foaming waves of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. His personae speak quantum litanies within one epic, sermonic-gospel to articulate our most ancient ways of storytelling and survival.
Number of Pages: 64
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
Author: Quincy Troupe
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2018
TCIN: 53796817
UPC: 9780810138995
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-3469
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.