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 shape 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.
Praise for the Book:
" [An] astonishing first collection by a young poet of immense gifts."—Thomas Lux
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Original Trade Paperback / $13.95 (Can. $21.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-293-1 / Poetry