Neighborhood Register

Poems

Neighborhood Register

Distributed for CavanKerry Press

108 pages | 6 x 9 1/4
Paper $16.00 ISBN: 9781933880259 Published September 2011
“A poet whose voice and message we trust. . .a singular and significant voice. You will not forget this neighborhood, or this poet.” from the foreword by Toi Derricotte From the twilight towns of the Rust Belt to the vivid inlets of New York City, Neighborhood Register is a ledger of the people, scenes, and sectors from which hidden music and meaning unearth. The collection evokes the beauties and difficulties within multi-racial families, the value of vernacular, and the unexpected resonances of common objects. “In his fine first collection, Jackson lyrically knits together time, memory, human desires and obligations and invites the kind reader to dance along to his bright measures, which sometimes resemble the life of a young poet, deeply enmeshed in the world, and sometimes reflect like a mirror.” – Cornelius Eady
Contents
Foreword – Toi Derricotte • 645 Phillips Ave • Escape, 1961 • Visitation • 15 Years Old in a Stolen Lincoln • Visiting My Great Auntie; Chester, GA • Ode to the Hater • 40 Ounce • Little Sister • Freshman Audition • 9th Grade Hunger and Love • Money in Ju
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