Gully Poetry African American Studies Roger Bonair Agard s new book GULLY journeys from the subverted sport of English gentlemen to the place where a black man might be swallowed up in the throat of troub

  • Title: Gully
  • Author: Roger Bonair-Agard
  • ISBN: 9780981913155
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry African American Studies Roger Bonair Agard s new book, GULLY, journeys from the subverted sport of English gentlemen to the place where a black man might be swallowed up in the throat of trouble These poems show us GULLY s trickster position, the source of song, the lurking place on the pitch that requires quick hands GULLY is metaphor for the subject positionPoetry African American Studies Roger Bonair Agard s new book, GULLY, journeys from the subverted sport of English gentlemen to the place where a black man might be swallowed up in the throat of trouble These poems show us GULLY s trickster position, the source of song, the lurking place on the pitch that requires quick hands GULLY is metaphor for the subject position of these first person lyrics filed with a street s athlete s dynamism and energy GULLY is the site of risk and swagger that swings from cricket bats to the diamond crusted smile of Lil Wayne.

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      Published :2018-06-25T07:45:21+00:00

    One thought on “Gully”

    1. Interesting premise -- using the term "gully" to explore 2 elements of his life -- his childhood in Caribbean, playing cricket, starting to understand the world, where "gully" is a term particular to the sport -- and a briefer, more dynamic section on life as a black immigrant in NYC, in which he uses the term "gully" to think about being down and dirty in the ditch of life. The cricket poems can seem overly nostalgic and puzzlingly high-flown when they are literally just about playing cricket. [...]

    2. Even without any understanding of cricket, I was able to fully enjoy the mastery of this poet and what he is saying about human relationships. Grateful to Bryant Terry who sprinkles reading recommendations in with his recipes for this find!

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