Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods
Dangerous Goods
Poetry

Dangerous Goods

Winner of the Minnesota Book Award
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From the poet whose stunning debut was praised as “transcendent” by Kevin Young and “steadily confident” by Carl Phillips, Dangerous Goods tracks its speaker throughout North America and abroad, illuminating the ways in which home and place may inhabit one another comfortably or uncomfortably—or both, simultaneously.

From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo to Bemidji, Minnesota, and Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean Hill interweaves the contemporary with the historical, and explores with urgency the relationships among travel, migration, alienation, and home. Here, playful “postcard” poems addressed to Nostalgia and My Third Crush Today sit alongside powerful reflections on the immigration of African Americans to Liberia during and after the era of slavery. Such range and formal innovation make Hill’s second collection both rare and exhilarating. Part shadowbox, part migration map, part travelogue-in-verse, Dangerous Goods is poignant, elegant, and deeply moving.

ISBN:
978-1-57131-457-4
Publish Date: 
01/07/2014
Pages: 
136
Size: 
8.5 × 5.5 × 0.3 in
Weight: 
6.5 oz
Author
Sean Hill

Sean Hill is the author of Dangerous Goods, a Minnesota Book Award-winner, and Blood Ties & Brown Liquor. Hill makes his home in Bemidji, Minnesota, but is currently a visiting professor in the creative writing program at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and is a consulting editor at Broadsided Press, a monthly broadside publisher.

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