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Synopsis: A Love Supreme creates new sophisticated possibilities for a critical engagement with American literature by presenting both meaningful critiques on race matters and careful examinations of female and male relationships. Through observation and studying the rich development and recurring themes and images in this body of work, we can begin to outline the quest of this 21-century poet in his attempt to unite the intellect and artistry in a single magnificent vision.
A Love Supreme: Amputated Feelings & Prosthetic Apologies. "A brilliant, most encouraging love journey"—that is how Brandon M. Graham, the widely read and widely acclaimed poet describes his debut book, A Love Supreme: Amputated Feelings and Prosthetic Apologies, is a collection of poems that address socio-political issues, elevation of one's own conscious, spirituality, sexuality, black-urban life, and most importantly, love, all the while challenging the thinking of the mainstream. Although some poems might addressing boy-girl love and the difficulty encountered in that type of relationship Graham also attempts to tackle different ailments of social injustice, social disparity, and ultimately social heartbreak. This is a landmark collection of new poems by this university lecturer, BKP contributor, Horizon's Magazine "Literary Lion" and incomparably popular performer of his own good works.
From his days of performing all over the states including stops in Washington D.C., Chicago, Philly, Richmond, which has secured for him a natural reputation. Graham offers the lyric equivalent to that of the world renowned "princess of black poetry", Nikki Giovanni speaking to the heart of the human condition while carrying the rhythmic language of Saul Williams. Whether old or new, these poems will catch the readers' attention by an exhilarating surprise. They may begin with hints of revolution and end in a lyrical transcendence of a love journey. They may, and often do, begin with the everyday and end in/with the infinite possibility. Witty, funny, sad, stealthy, and always perfectly clear. These poems will not be departing from bookstores, library, and lecture halls of collegiate universities for quite some time. Graham, possessing a unique, lyric voice, and is definitely one of American poetry'’s most sensational voices.
The poems within A Love Supreme: Amputated Feelings & Prosthetic Apologies have become a safe haven of relaxation, a workshop in it of itself for aspiring writers, and a source of absolute entertainment. This book serves as both a personal triumph and a landmark for poetry. His moving dedication of this volume reads in part with a rare and wonderful warmth, accessibility and wit, and a sharp observation of the human condition, Graham reveals himself to be a man of vision and caring, a poet with whom universal audiences can empathize and identify.
"Tracing" is a perfect career framing opening shot. The poem drew immediate poetic comparisons to Nikki Giovanni sentimental simplicity, and his performance is a dramatic dialogue between audience and performer, introducing a visual and personal style so coherent that no one could mistake it for mere packaging, and a sense of dramatic timing so obvious that it felt so familiar and comforting.
About the Author: BRANDON M.GRAHAM is an educator, writer, and hailed as an important voice in a group of "young, promising intellectuals," dedicated to improving the political, social, and academic landscape. Graham is a scholar, longtime lecturer, and an author who unswervingly addresses issues of race, culture, and relationships.
Several journals and newspapers have written articles on him and his work including The New York Times, USA Today, The Hartford Courant, The Connecticut Post, and The New Haven Register. He has taught seminars and conducted workshops on poetry, creativity, and the importance of literature, and belongs to several progressive African-American groups including NAACP, National Association of Black Journalists, INROADS, New York Public Library, and the National Urban League.
He was born in Freeport, Illinois, and raised in Chicago, Dallas, various parts of Connecticut, and now resides in New York City.
From his days of performing throughout various parts of the country, he has secured for himself a national reputation. According to various scholars across the country, Graham offers the lyrical equivalent to that of the world-renowned "princess of black poetry", Nikki Giovanni, speaking to the heart of the human condition while carrying the rhythmic language of contemporary powerhouse Saul Williams.
Title: A Love Supreme: Amputated Feelings & ...
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