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American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Books
Publication date June 19, 2018
Pages 112
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9780143133186
ISBN-10 0143133187
Dimensions 0.28 by 5.50 by 8.44 in.
Weight 0.31 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry

One of the New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2018

A powerful, timely, dazzling collection of sonnets from one of America's most acclaimed poets, Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award-winning author of Lighthead

"Sonnets that reckon with Donald Trump's America." -The New York Times


In seventy poems bearing the same title, Terrance Hayes explores the meanings of American, of assassin, and of love in the sonnet form. Written during the first two hundred days of the Trump presidency, these poems are haunted by the country's past and future eras and errors, its dreams and nightmares. Inventive, compassionate, hilarious, melancholy, and bewildered--the wonders of this new collection are irreducible and stunning.

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