Exquisite Heats

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.”

Nøkkelord: Poesi

    Cherryl Floyd-Miller: Exquisite Heats
  • Forlag: Salt Publishing
  • Utgivelsesår: 2008
  • Merknad: Cherryl Floyd-Miller is an American poet, playwright and fiber artist. A native of the Carolinas, she is noted for exploring cultural and feminine themes through folklore and sound devices. She has written two previous volumes of poems, Utterance: A Museology of Kin and Chops, which won a 2005 AIGA Gold SEED Award. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, Poemeleon, Terminus and MiPoesias. A grant/fellowship recipient of Poets & Writers, Inc., Caldera, Idyllwild Summer in Poetry, Cave Canem, the Indiana Arts Commission and the Vermont Studio Center, she is a freelance writer and teaches independent writing courses in her community
  • Kategori: Poesi
  • Lagerstatus:
    Ikke på lager
  • Antall sider: 100
  • ISBN: 9781844713110
  • Innbinding: Heftet