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

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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
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