Missing You, Metropolis (Paperback)

Poems

By Gary Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa (Selected by), Yusef Komunyakaa (Introduction by)

Graywolf Press, 9781555975722, 80pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

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Description

Winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize


The exploits you find in my comics
are no more probable
than snow in Sunnyvale.
I'm not as black as you dream.
—from "Luke Cage Tells It Like It Is

Missing You, Metropolis

With humor and the serious collector's delight, Gary Jackson imagines the comic-book worlds of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men alongside the veritable worlds of Kansas, racial isolation, and the gravesides of a sister and a friend.



About the Author

Yusef Komunyakaa’s books of poems include Warhorses (FSG, 2008), Taboo (FSG, 2004), and Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at New York University.

 



Yusef Komunyakaa’s books of poems include Warhorses (FSG, 2008), Taboo (FSG, 2004), and Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at New York University.

 



Praise For Missing You, Metropolis: Poems

“Gary Jackson's Missing You, Metropolis embodies a voice uniquely shaped and tuned for the twenty-first century. Playful, jaunty, rueful, and highly serious--sometimes within a singular poem--this persona has been forged in the caldron of popular iconography, especially in the culture of the comic book. Anything is possible in such created time and space; immediate tension exists in a climate where otherworldly figures are defined by earthly matters and concerns. The funny-book world is a perfect landscape for innuendo and signification, and Jackson uses these aptly. This first collection of poems is gauged by a sophisticated heart.” —YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA, from the Introduction