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Sleeper Hold

Jibade-Khalil Huffman


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Multimedia artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman's second collection of deceptively flippant poems is a jam of ventriloquy, frequencies, and the plainest vernacular of our day: low-brow entertainment and high aspirations for seeing and knowing.

Instead of Major Dad
why not

just watch
these commercials.

Your love

was going to take us higher

into space
and get us

into Spanish

and get rowdy
after the fact

Jibade-Khalil Huffman (Detroit, 1981) is the author of 19 Names For Our Band and James Brown is Dead. A graduate of Bard College, Brown University, and the University of Southern California, his work will be included in the 2014 Hammer Museum biennial.

Fence Books, 9781934200865, 96pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

About the Author

Jibade-Khalil Huffman (Detroit, 1981) is the author of two books of poems, 19 Names For Our Band(Fence, 2008) and James Brown is Dead (Future Plan and Program, 2011) as well as a forthcoming book, Sleeper Hold (Fence, 2014). His art and writing projects, spanning photography, video, performance and poetry, have been exhibited and performed at MoMA/PS1, Mt. Tremper Arts, and Scaramouche, New York; Machine Project, Public Fiction, Night Gallery, and Eighth Veil, Los Angeles; and Southern Exposure, San Francisco. His work was recently included in the anthologyThe &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing (Northwestern University Press, 2013). A graduate of Bard College and Brown University, he holds an MFA from the University of Southern California, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.