This pulsating collection picks up the beat and imagery of Patrick Rosal's thrilling debut, Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive. Here, though, the poet's electric narratives and portraits extend beyond the working class streets of urban New Jersey. Modeling poems on the kundiman, a song of unrequited love sung by Filipinos for their country in times of oppression, he professes his conflicted feelings for America, while celebrating and lamenting his various heritages.
Praise for the Book:
"Rosal's vividly syncretic, even sexy works find the present haunted by the recent past, the personal within the political."—Publishers Weekly
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Original Trade Paperback / $13.95 (Can. $17.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-330-3 / 64 pages / Poetry