Trailer ✓ Indecency PDF by Ï Justin Phillip Reed

Trailer ✓ Indecency PDF by Ï Justin Phillip Reed Intricate, Intimate, Difficult, And Confrontational Poems That Push At The Boundaries Of Selfhood, Skin, Culture, Sexuality, And BloodIndecency Is Boldly And Carefully Executed And Perfectly Ragged In These Poems, Justin Phillip Reed Experiments With Language To Explore Inequity And Injustice And To Critique And Lament The Culture Of White Supremacy And The Dominant Social Order Political And Personal, Tender, Daring, And Insightful The Author Unpacks His Intimacies, Weaponizing Poetry To Take On Masculinity, Sexuality, Exploitation, And The Prison Industrial Complex And Unmask All The Failures Of The Structures Into Which Society Sorts Us Complex, clever but passionate poems The Indecency of living, of being black, of being gay, of being alive in a hostile world Full of invented forms, each poem is a world unto itself but the cumulative power is intense Poetry of its time for all time.
I ve told this story I barely graduated.
I stunted my own growth I don t know howto go home What you don t know isI needed someone like you but braver NowI just have issues with needing anyone at all.
Somehow both sophisticated and brutal, Indecency, the 2018 National Book Award winner for poetry, is full of vivid imagery and beautiful language that I was constantly marveling at, but honestly a lot of what Reed was doing was over my head This book absolutely deserves five stars, and it also deserves the kind of attention I don t feel I can give it right now And so, Indecency will join Louise Gl ck s Faithful and Virtuous Night in my list of collections I need to reread someday.
From the NBA longlist for poetry this is a stunning collection dealing with issues of race and sexual orientation and the intersection of the two These poems are complex and often manage to be both cerebral and visceral The author is inspired by the killings of unarmed black men and a local case of a black wrestler accused of killing others by deliberately infecting other men with HIV Societal perceptions of race and sexuality are explored The author also plays with form both the physical layout and technical structure.
f ing amazing I decided to check out all of this year s National Book Award poetry short listers and this is one of the collections on that list Deep, dark purple poetry from a black gay perspective that is so constantly inventive it is barely contained or sometimes not contained at all by Reed s endless experimentation with form Beautifully literate and abrasively in your face rough but very real wake up calls A gut punch of perspective on the world we live in from one who is doubly marginalized Just when I d want to give up on a poem, a diamond made of one or two lines would emerge Can t wait to see how Reed evolves.
I m back to work so this won t be as long or thorough as the other ones, I think, but that s also because this collection was incredible and at the same time difficult to access On one level, I mean this in a basic sense I frequently had to check a dictionary, Google a linguistics reference but also in some other sense that I m having trouble articulating Maybe I ll chew through it as I type this review The voice felt harsh, cold, closed, solitary, but surging with emotion anger often at people s capacities to move on so easily from others , specifically black queer, trauma , fear, loneliness, others A really compelling and kind of scarily bitter intelligent voice Reminded me of the narrator from Teju Cole s Open City Not that there aren t moments of warmth, solidarity, like Carolina Prayer Let us smell rain Let the breeze through an oak hymn t The very best poetry is being written by young men and women of color and this book proves it once again A few years ago, Claudia Rankine wrote an awesome collection of poetry and essays called Citizen about the black experience in America It blew me away It was so incredibly well written I actually made it a point to go see the installment called Hood at the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art solely because of Claudia Rankine s incredible work in Citizen The same can be said of Justin Phillip Reed s work in his first collection of poetry and wordsmithing entitled Indecency This shite is that good At times, every poet s work is a bit obtuse and far out there too far out there Justin Philip Reed s work is like that at times, but once you know a bit about the back stor Wanted to love this one but couldn t understand a good amount of it Justin Phillip Reed tackles pressing topics masculinity, sexuality, white supremacy, etc with raw emotion and leaves few clean conclusions His words pack a lot of power and show his pain and the depth of his feeling The queerness and blackness of this collection, and the way Reed navigates these social identities with so much heart and vulnerability, makes Indecency a necessary addition to the existing canon of poetry Unfortunately, as someone not that well versed in poetry I found myself confused by several of these poems, such that I could grasp a few lines, an emotion, or an overall subject but couldn t comprehend the poem as a whole Unsure if this stems from my lack How much work are we wiling to do when a poem doesn t reveal its core to the reader after a first, second, or third read And how can we maintain the joyfulness that reading poetry brings, even when a poem is hard When a poet offers something we perceive as a challenge, and we turn away because of it, what kind of reader does that make us I m not new to poetry, and even I will say many of the poems in Indecency requirepatience than some other work I ve encountered, including some favorites by other contemporary poets But it doesn t feel right to take stars off the rating for that And it seems a bit lazy to give up and say something like, This book isn t for me and cease trying to enjoy, understand and really read it And it feels especially unfair to call the collection alienating or whatever I was listening to a podcast in which JPR was reading from Indecency at Greenlight Bo

Justin Phillip Reed

Trailer ✓ Indecency PDF by Ï Justin Phillip Reed Justin Phillip Reed is an American poet living in St Louis His work appears in African American Review, Best American Essays, Callaloo, The Kenyon Review, Obsidian, and elsewhere He holds a BA in creative writing from Tusculum College and an MFA in poetry from Washington University in St Louis The author of the chapbook A History of Flamboyance YesYes Books 2016 , he has received fellowships