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Missing you, metropolis

Jackson, Gary poet

Missing you, metropolis

by Jackson, Gary poet

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Published by Graywolf Press in Minneapolis, Minn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poetry,
  • African American poets

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGary Jackson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3610.A3516 M57 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 85 p. ;
    Number of Pages85
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25017958M
    ISBN 101555975720
    ISBN 109781555975722
    LC Control Number2010922929
    OCLC/WorldCa555656585

    Are comic books merely escapism? Gary Jackson’s first poetry collection, Missing You, Metropolis, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, succeeds in providing an interesting and fresh exploration of these questions, as well as questions about what mediums are perceived as : Sugar House Review.   Missing You, Metropolis has some elements of a project book, in the sense that once I had a solid draft of the book nailed down, I did go back and revise and write new poems to pick up threads that got lost in the shuffle. And the previously mentioned narrative arc/thread that runs throughout the book.

    Metropolis, completed just before Philip Kerr’s untimely death, is the capstone of a fourteen-book journey through the life of Kerr’s signature character, Bernhard Genther, a sardonic and wisecracking homicide detective caught up in an increasingly Nazified Berlin police department. In many ways, it is Bernie’s origin story and, as Kerr. Missing You, Metropolis. Winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, judged by Yusef Komunyakaa. Publications Books. Missing You, Metropolis, Graywolf Press, ; Anthologies “Luke Cage Tells It Like It is.” The Seagull Reader: Poems. Edited by Joseph Kelly. Published by W.W. Norton,

    Get unlimited access to 40, of the best books, audiobooks, videos, & more for kids 12 and under. Try free for 30 days. Today, if you ask me about my Top 10 of Best Movies of All Time, you can be sure that I would mention Metropolis. I am warning I first saw Metropolis at the age of 15 thanks to my Literature Teacher. She made an extracurricular course in the History of Movies, and Metropolis /5.


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Missing You, Metropolis. With humor and the serious collector's delight, Gary Jackson imagines the comic-book worlds of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men alongside the veritable worlds of Kansas, racial isolation, and the gravesides of a sister and a friend.

The Amazon Book Review /5(10). It is not necessarily the language and the weaving of comic book metropolis book that prompted me to give Missing You, Metropolis 4 stars; it's the lines that stick with me the day after I'd read them. I'm left thinking about the nature of the lines whether my reaction is negative, positive, This book makes for great discussion whether one likes it /5.

Gary Jackson's Missing You, Metropolis embodies a voice uniquely shaped and tuned for the twenty-first century. Playful, jaunty, rueful, and highly serious—sometimes within a singular poem—this persona has been forged in the caldron of popular iconography, especially in the culture of the comic : Graywolf Press.

Missing You, Metropolis heralds a new voice unafraid to embrace pop culture, and to Missing you in it a world at once paradoxical, desired, and cruel.”—Rain Taxi Review of Books “Missing You, Metropolis is exceptional.”—Porter Gulch Review. Missing You, Metropolis was selected by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa Missing you the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, awarded to outstanding first books by African American poets.

Gary Jackson’s poems are inviting for their conversational tone and use of gritty language and humor to intimately immerse readers in the lives of friends 5/5. Winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize The exploits you find in my comics are no more probable than snow in Sunnyvale.

I'm not as black as you dream. --from "Luke Cage Tells It Like It Is Missing You, Metropolis With humor and the serious collector's delight, Gary Jackson imagines the comic-book worlds of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men alongside the veritable worlds of Kansas.

Get this from a library. Missing you, metropolis. [Gary Jackson, (Poet)] -- "With humor and the serious collector's delight, Gary Jackson imagines the comic-book worlds of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men alongside the veritable worlds of Kansas, racial isolation, and the.

Gary Jackson’s collection, Missing You, Metropolis, (selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize) explores the impact pop culture, as defined by the rise in stature of the comic book superhero, had on individual and generational development in the United States during the years following the Vietnam war.

The. Side A: Missing You, Metropolis by Gary Jackson The titular poem in Missing You, Metropolis opens with a bit of narration from Batman as penned by Jeph Loeb, and while it is surely damning with faint praise, “Missing You, Metropolis” may very well be the best piece of writing to spring out of Loeb’s painfully formulaic Batman stories.

It also serves Jackson well by lending its title to Author: David Fairbanks. Harrah’s Metropolis, Metropolis, Illinois. 15K likes. East Front Street Metropolis, IL /5(). Missing You, Metropolis was selected by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, awarded to outstanding first books by African American poets.

Gary Jackson’s poems are inviting for their conversational tone and use of gritty language and humor to intimately immerse readers in the lives of. "Gary Jackson's Missing You, Metropolis embodies a voice uniquely shaped and tuned for the twenty-first century.

Playful, jaunty, rueful, and highly serious--sometimes within a singular poem--this persona has been forged in the caldron of popular iconography, especially in the culture of the comic book. Missing You, Metropolis explores the theme of dealing with the struggles of life, whether you are a normal person or a superhero.

Throughout Missing You, Metropolis author Gary Jackson describes the many hardships and stuggles he faced growing up. He relates his own stories with the stories of superheros stuggling with certain aspects of their own lives. Missing You, Metropolis | Necromancy Never PaysShe requested a review of Gary Jackson ;s volume entitled Missing You, Metropolis, with its comic- book -themed poems.

Metropolis is the generation that grew up with comic books, if not having actually delved deeply into comic books this generation has, at the very least seen them, and. Missing You, Metropolis. It makes me think about Clark and how he’d handle the situation. Not just the bending steel and flying out.

Clark could smile. That Boy Scout thing but the boy doesn’t have Clark. He has me. – Batman from Batman # Tellers held by gunpoint hurry to open vaults and registers. I’m face down on the cement floor. Gary Jackson is the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for his first book, Missing You, Metropolis.

He was born and raised in Topeka. Metropolis, completed just before Philip Kerr's untimely death, is the capstone of a fourteen-book journey through the life of Kerr's signature character, Bernhard Genther, a sardonic and wisecracking homicide detective caught up in an increasingly Nazified Berlin police department.

In many ways, it is Bernie's origin story and, as Kerr's last /5(). “W e indulge in the power / to inhabit a world a page removed from our own” (p. 81), writes Gary Jackson in “Reading Comic Books in the Rain,” the last poem of his first collection, Missing You, ed by Yusef Komunyakaa as the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the book addresses life through the world of cartooned adventures and the stories of superheroes.

“Gary Jackson's Missing You, Metropolis embodies a voice uniquely shaped and tuned for the twenty-first l, jaunty, rueful, and highly serious--sometimes within a singular poem--this persona has been forged in the caldron of popular iconography, especially in the culture of the comic book.

I was on on Tumblr one day (doing what real thugs do) reblogging pictures of otters aka the lawd’s work, when I saw a post by McClain where she was reblogging lines of poetry and talking about this book “Missing You, Metropolis” by this dude Gary Jackson.

She told me about it so I decided to check it out (McClain isn’t wrong on many things. Gary Jackson’s collection of poetry, Missing You, Metropolis, features unique subject material and authentic language.

Just look at the title. Hopefully you recognize Metropolis and connect it to something in your past—think back to red capes and a countless number of action-packed comic strips. Missing You, Metropolis. With humor and the serious collector's delight, Gary Jackson imagines the comic-book worlds of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men alongside the veritable worlds of Kansas, racial isolation, and the gravesides of a sister and a /5(8).In Missing You, Metropolis, the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, first-time poet Gary Jackson uses the motif of comic book lore, with its hopeful yet unforgiving treatment of the superhero, to speak about childhood feelings of isolation and sexual maturation against the backdrop of a raci Author: Newpages.