Pardon My Heart

Pardon My Heart Pardon My Heart is an exploration of love in the contemporary African American ethos In this lyrically complex collection the speakers and subjects the adult descendants of the Great Migration reckon

  • Title: Pardon My Heart
  • Author: Marcus Jackson
  • ISBN: 9780810136915
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pardon My Heart is an exploration of love in the contemporary African American ethos In this lyrically complex collection, the speakers and subjects the adult descendants of the Great Migration reckon with past experiences and revelatory, hard earned ideas about race and class With a compelling blend of narrative, musicality, and imagery, Jackson s poems span a multitudePardon My Heart is an exploration of love in the contemporary African American ethos In this lyrically complex collection, the speakers and subjects the adult descendants of the Great Migration reckon with past experiences and revelatory, hard earned ideas about race and class With a compelling blend of narrative, musicality, and imagery, Jackson s poems span a multitude of scenes, landscapes, and sensations Pardon My Heart examines intimacy, memory, grief, and festivity while seeking out new, reflective sectors within emotion and culture By means of concise portraiture and sonic vibrancy, Jackson s poems ultimately express the urgency and pliability of the human soul.

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    1. Pardon my Heart by Marcus Jackson is a collection of urban poetry. Jackson teaches in the MFA program at Ohio State University. His previous collections are Rundown and Neighborhood Register.From the first poem ”Bass” the poet explains his roots from ground shaking bass that penetrates my walls and continuing to street fighting. It is a rough life and one not free of danger that most of us enjoy. There is maturity that many, everywhere, do not gain in their years. ”To the Love Gods” show [...]

    2. Incredible. Jackson is a master. The rhythm and scope and heart of these poems will stay with me. Thanks to Netgalley for the review copy.

    3. With this stunning collection of poetry, Marcus Jackson delves into the heart of black love in America, as he reckons with race and class, historically and with an understanding of present day issues.

    4. I'm half convinced that the only reason I didn't give this five stars is because it always affects my reading of poetry when I read it on Kindle. In spite of this, this collection is absolutely fabulous.

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