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Uprock Headpsin Scramble and Dive

Uprock Headpsin Scramble and Dive Patrick Rosal

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:
"[A] book from whose pages you'll emerge shaken, heartbroken, annealed, made new."—Junot Diaz

" [An] astonishing first collection by a young poet of immense gifts."—Thomas Lux

About the Author:
Patrick Rosal is the author of a second collection, My American Kundiman. He was born and raised in central New Jersey, where he continues to live.

Original Trade Paperback / $13.95 (Can. $21.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-293-1 / Poetry

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