Exquisite Heats - Salt Modern Poets (Paperback)Cherryl Floyd-Miller (author)
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The import of sound and music, cultural iconography, and the fine-spun image are pulsing throughout Cherryl Floyd-Miller's third collection of poems, Exquisite Heats. She explores the infinite manifestations of heat in the human experience. She moves comfortably from issues of public history and personal identity to the musings of revered icons. R&B legend Rick James speaks of impropriety and addiction, Marvin Gaye reveals his aesthetic struggles as a popular artist, Billie Holiday gives voice lessons, Alice Walker's Celie Johnson boils grits, and Joe Frazier recounts the night he beat Muhammad Ali.
Employing persona poems, ars poetica, the blues, sestinas, ghazals, sonnets and narrative free verse, Floyd-Miller proves her poetic skill through a wide range of form. In the award-winning poem, "Voodoo Chicken," she lures you to take a sultry plunge into daring language and bewitching subject matter. But as she warns in the opening of this collection: Careful. "Nothing is there to catch you."
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Number of pages: 100
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 6 mm
When you open UTTERANCE: A MUSEOLOGY OF KIN, know Cherryl Floyd-Miller is a woman tending her tree of blood, a poet telling stories that are heartbreaking and headstrong like the best blues--know this new poet has 'revolutions of [her] own to start.'--Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, author of The Gospel of Barbecue, Outlandish Blues and Red Clay Suite
You've gotten us into some serious shit.--Von Washington, director, Western Michigan University, Fall 2004
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