Gumbo Ya Ya: Poems [Paperback]

Aurielle Marie (Author)

ISBN: 9780822966661 | Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press | Series: Pitt Poetry Series | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 72p, H229 x W152 (mm)
Status: Not yet published - advance orders taken

Gumbo Ya Ya


Winner of the 2020 Cave Canem Poetry Prize "Some writers write poetry to flex what they can do. Aurielle Marie writes reckoning poems themselves come to work. Gumbo Ya Ya kicks with this lit lit magic, this insistent electricity, pages what sweat ink, bleed it, weep it, drip it. Aurielle Marie will cuss, but an Aurielle Marie poem can curse; that what she has seen, felt, or known, is trans-amplified in the room she gives the poem to do what it’s gonna do. Gumbo Ya Ya is Aurielle Marie’s Dirty-Dirty grimoire drawn from a vernacular trickbag at once up to something and down for whatever. These poems are spell weaving. They are bound to work you." - Douglas Kearney - Final Judge Citation

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