The Architecture of Language (Paperback)

By Quincy Troupe

Coffee House Press, 9781566891905, 103pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006

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"Troupe's poems resemble Romare Bearden's collages: muscular and colorful."--North American Review

In the Whitmanic tradition, Troupe's poetry explodes from the page, capturing the spirit of America. Inspired by contemporary art, music, literature, and sports, The Architecture of Language dismantles the dangerously cliched, wooden rhetoric saturating our national discourse and rebuilds the language in poems bursting with beauty, energy, and enough imaginative fire to light the way to the future.

About the Author

Featured on two PBS poetry series, Troupe is the author of seven volumes of poetry including Transcircularities, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and Minnesotabased Talking Volumes bookclub selection. In addition to children's books on Magic Johnson and Stevie Wonder, Troupe chronicled his friendship with Miles Davis in Miles and Me, soon to be a feature film.