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Author McCrae, Shane, 1975-
Title Poems. Selections
In the language of my captor / Shane McCrae.
Imprint Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2017]

Author McCrae, Shane, 1975-
Series Wesleyan poetry
Wesleyan poetry.
Subject Liberty -- Poetry.
Description 1 online resource (86 pages).
Summary Acclaimed poet Shane McCrae's latest collection is a book about freedom told through stories of captivity. Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the center of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans. In the book's three sequences, McCrae explores the role mass entertainment plays in oppression, he confronts the myth that freedom can be based upon the power to dominate others, and, in poems about the mixed-race child adopted by Jefferson Davis in the last year of the Civil War, he interrogates the infrequently examined connections between racism and love. A reader's companion is available at
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1 -- His God -- Panopticon -- Privacy -- What Do You Know About Shame -- Privacy 2 -- In the Language -- 2 -- Purgatory: A Memoir / A Son and a Father of Sons -- 3 -- Banjo Yes Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award -- Banjo Yes Recalls His First Movies -- Banjo Yes Talks About His First White Wife -- Banjo Yes Plucks an Apple from a Tree in a Park -- Banjo Yes Talks About Motivation -- Banjo Yes Asks a Journalist -- 4 -- (hope)(lessness) -- Sunlight -- Jim Limber the Adopted Mulatto Son of Jefferson Davis Visits His Adoptive Parents After the War -- Asked About The Banjo Man and Its Sequels Banjo Yes Tells a Journalist Something About Himself -- Still When I Picture It the Face of God Is a White Man's Face.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 17, 2017).
ISBN 9780819577139 (electronic bk.)
0819577138 (electronic bk.)
0819577111 (electronic bk.)
9780819577115 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 958205629
Additional Format Print version: McCrae, Shane, 1975- Poems. Selections. In the language of my captor. Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2017] 9780819577115 (DLC) 2016035696 (OCoLC)957724622