Fantasia for the man in blue
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Tribeca : Four Way Books, [2020].
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First edition.
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139 pages ; 23 cm
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Published
Tribeca : Four Way Books, [2020].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English

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"An examination of a brutal America through the voices of its most vulnerable sons. In his debut collection, Fantasia for the Man in Blue, Tommye Blount orchestrates a chorus of distinct, unforgettable voices that speak to the experience of the black, queer body as a site of desire and violence. A black man's late-night encounter with a police officer - the titular "man in blue" - becomes an extended meditation on a dangerous, erotic fantasy. The late Luther Vandross, resurrected here in a suite of poems, addresses the contradiction between his public persona and a life spent largely in the closet: "It's a calling, this hunger / to sing for a love I'm too ashamed to want for myself." In "Aaron McKinney Cleans His Magnum," the convicted killer imagines the barrel of the gun he used to bludgeon Matthew Shepherd as an "infant's small mouth" as well as the "sad calculator" that was "built to subtract from and divide a town." In these and other poems, Blount viscerally captures the experience of the "other" and locates us squarely within these personae"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Blount, T. (2020). Fantasia for the man in blue (First edition.). Four Way Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Blount, Tommye. 2020. Fantasia for the Man in Blue. Four Way Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Blount, Tommye. Fantasia for the Man in Blue Four Way Books, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Blount, Tommye. Fantasia for the Man in Blue First edition., Four Way Books, 2020.

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