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Big Bank Take Little Bank: New Cafe Poets, No.1

Beatty, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0962784273 / ISBN 13: 9780962784279
Published by Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York, New York, 1991
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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This copy of the talented author's first book - a collection of poetry - has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! While it is a second printing, this is a scarce work (more so signed) from this talented author. Published by the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. Praise by Allen Ginsberg who calls it "humorous, incisive, Americanist." The Village Voice says of it "Paul Beatty's a poet for us kids who grew up on Saturday morning cartoons, video games, and rap, and have a jumble of media bites rattling in our brain cages.Beatty parts the curtain of retro respectable poetry, revealing an image world astrally projected on a hiphop reality trip.Beatty piles word play upon word play in a hyperstack of meaning making him one of the smartest young poets around.". Bookseller Inventory # 7563

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Title: Big Bank Take Little Bank: New Cafe Poets, ...

Publisher: Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Oversized Trade Edition

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition/Second Printing.

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You won't find these poems between the covers of The New Yorker ; instead, you'll find them on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago--wherever the heartbeat moves to the speeded-up rhythm of daily urban life. The poems here are more pop-modern than postmodern, more MTV than MLA. It's as though Beatty had found a way to plug in his be-bob mind to the outlet of language and instead of stream of consciousness there pours out a flood of consciousness of a young man growing up in late-20th-century America who sings the culture electric: "where baseball players/ are reborn/ in their prime/ to play in modern day times/ and not only was the ball white/ shoeless Joe Jackson was white/ all the dead white players was white/ taking batting practice in white home uniforms/ under white Iowa clouds" ("Darryl Strawberry Asleep in a Field of Dreams"). This is the first volume in the "New Cafe" series, the publishing arm of the multicultural, multigenerational center for the spoken arts in New York known as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Recommended for contemporary poetry collections.
- Thom Tammaro, Moorhead Univ., Minn.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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