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Lighthead kindle ì eBook 9780143116967 Free ç moneyexpresscard ✓ Winner of the 2010 National Book Award for PoetryIn his fourth collection Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air his poems braid dream and realiWinner of the 2010 National Book Award for PoetryIn his fourth collection Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air his poems braid dream and reality into a poet This book of poems was recommended to me by Derek McDow and I thank him greatly Lighthead shows poetry in very creative forms Terrance Hayes pushes his poetry writing to the limits Expression and meaning are the most important and he uses different types of poetry to do that The book is separated into 4 sections which contain about 4 5 poems The poems are all different styles the most original is the pecha kucha Japanese powerpoint presentation where 20 consecutive pictures are flashed for 20 seconds each while the commentary has to fit It was developed to make presentations valid and not overblown and long Hayes uses that in poetry form There are also poems which have rhythm and strong vide to them Other poems are even out of the ordinary for example Twenty six Imaginary Tee Shirts a list of phrases that could be found on a tee shirt There are also other poems which are commentaries or responses to other artists work like Gwendolyn Brooks and Marvin Gaye The themes that are found in these poems vary from race family society relationships love hate etc The poems will make you smile sometimes laugh they are shocking and sometimes dark One thing is sure overtime you reread them you'll find something new in them and further gain respect for Hayes' incredible talent

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Ry that is both dark and buoyant Cultural icons as diverse as Fela Kuti Harriet Tubman and Wallace Stevens appear with meditations on desire and history We see Hayes testing the line between story and song in a series of stunning poems inspired by the Pec but five stars plus for all of the poems about Mr Hayes' family especially For Brothers of the Dragon and Arbor for Butch I'll admit that I don't care for poetry that can best be described as playful or irreverent or ironic which is why I generally avoid reading collections of poetry because who is somber all of the time? and that is why I liked rather than loved this collection as a whole However over the days I've read this I've had brief moments at work or driving somewhere where I suddenly thought of Hayes' mother's light headed near comic hairdo or the sorrow of his brother's extra 100 lbs bearing the weight of their family or Louis Armstrong riding in the back of a cab after dark and thought that my half love might be uncharitable

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LightheadHa Kucha a Japanese presenta­tion format This innovative collection presents the light headedness of a mind trying to pull against gravity and time Fueled by an imagination that enlightens delights and ignites Lighthead leaves us illuminated and scorched The poems collected by Terrance Hayes into Lighthead brim with a spoken word rhyme and flow all while filling themselves up with the exchange of meditative burning thought These collected poems are at times surreal at times narrative and at times an updated pecha kucha but the breath within each line is still singular and imaginative It’s hard to describe exactly how Hayes packs so much emotion humor and sharp observation into each tightly woven poem The result though is an expansive sense of wonder and headiness that often moves your eyes to the next line before your mind has fully grasped the weight of the words just read Drawing from rhythmic and psychedelic shaman like Kuti and Bowie Hayes divides words lines and ideas at crucial moments to pull you deeper into each poems imagery and poignancy His poems bleed with a headiness that both expands and contracts the reader filling your own inner mental void with the universes his ideas inhabit