GIVING OF PEARS, THE POEMS

By: ANIMASHAUN, ABAYOMI

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PAPERBACK, 82 PGS, NICE SHAPE [ANIMASHAUN, ABAYOMI] POEMS


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Poetry. African and African American Studies. THE GIVING OF PEARS, winner of the 2008 Hudson Prize, is Abayomi Animashaun's debut poetry collection. Animashaun has said this about the book: "In writing these poems, I saw the page as a sort of living room, where I could go to have a party. And, of course, everyone was welcome: To drink wine. Join the conga line. Do a shimmy or cha-cha. Kiss in the manner of Zebras. Sumo wrestle guavas. Or even swing from rafters with giraffes. I wasn't at all surprised when Tomatoes, Fish; Grapes, Goats, Thieves; Mohammed, Rilke, The Unseen; and so many others showed up for the party. Since each guest was allowed to do as he/she pleased. Goats removed their hooves, their hides, and wept like women. Women, in turn, tried on hides, hooves, and stared like goats. Stones imagined themselves naked. Kettles became villages. The Unseen, continued as they always have conducting their own festivals and singing their own songs..."

Title: GIVING OF PEARS, THE POEMS

Author Name: ANIMASHAUN, ABAYOMI

Categories: Poetry,

Publisher: DZANC BOOKS:

ISBN Number: 0982631855

ISBN Number 13: 9780982631850

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 218426

Keywords: PAPERBACK, 82 PGS, NICE SHAPE,