Rainbow Remnants in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky
Thylias Moss

A 1991 National Poetry Series selection

“One of the year's most powerful books of any genre...A joyful discovery, [it] contains poems that present the black American experience with heightened intensity...[with] language at once immediate and transcendent...”
—Grace Shulman, The Nation

“This is a book of astonishing originality and intensity. Moss is a visionary storyteller, a political and religious poet.”
—Charles Simic

“Thylias Moss names the black truths behind white lies. These poems are angry, defiant, yet informed with a sense of the sacred in their images, in their language, in their mimesis of transcendent ritual in every day life.”
—Marilyn Hacker

Thylias Moss is Professor Emerita in the departments of English and Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Her books of poetry include Last Chance for the Tarzan Holler, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Slave Moth, named Best Poetry Book of 2004 by Black Issues Book Review, Tokyo Butter, and Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities' Red Dress Code.

Paperback / $9.95 / ISBN 978-0-89255-157-7 / 78 pages / Poetry