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Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive : Poems - Patrick Rosal

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The debut collection from a vibrant, streetwise voice: Winner of the 2002 Members' Choice Award from the Asian American Writers Workshop.
Patrick Rosal's poetry rings with the music of no-frills industrial towns of central New Jersey. Portraits of hip-hoppers and condemned men (whose misdeeds as boys forever shaped their futures) alternate with dynamic riffs on longing--sexual and filial--and on the poet's Filipino roots. Unpredictable and breathtaking as a sax solo, these poems are the indelible marks made by a world that has been simultaneously kept close and left behind.

B-Boy Infinitivesp. 3
Freddiep. 5
Nine Thousand Outlinesp. 6
Lazarusp. 8
A Good Dayp. 9
You Clubhouse Boysp. 11
The Next Hundred-Odd Half-Dreamed Milesp. 13
Ritual from the Book of Mistakesp. 15
Citrus Cityp. 17
Linwoodp. 19
Who Says the Eye Loves Symmetryp. 21
A Prayer at the Edge of the Mapp. 22
Ode to Edison, NJp. 23
The Smokedriftp. 25
As I Read Etheridge Knight for the First Timep. 28
Nextp. 30
Notes for the Unwritten Biography of My Father, an Ex-Priestp. 35
Asbury Park, 1977p. 38
Three Hoursp. 40
A Riff For My Motherp. 41
30 June 2000p. 42
The Overnight Ferryp. 43
"My Mother is in Los Angeles"p. 44
Uncommon Denominatorsp. 46
Aizap. 48
The Ancient Baguio Deadp. 50
A Song for Womenp. 52
The Basque Nosep. 53
Litany of the Missing Cheekbonep. 55
Igneousp. 56
Be Reminded of Nothingp. 57
Betterp. 59
Poemp. 61
Pick-up Line Ending with a Prayerp. 62
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ISBN: 9780892552931
ISBN-10: 089255293X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 17th June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1

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