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Not Yet a Jedi (Paperback)

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Not Yet a Jedi is the 2022 winner of the Saguaro Poetry Prize.

Partridge Boswell's Not Yet a Jedi rockets through the late 20th century and into the present with its diction in hyperdrive, fusing whimsy to seriousness, blunt statement to syntactic complexity. These tautly constructed poems evoke the aspirations, fresh-cut grass smell, and low-level depression that characterize cookie-cutter suburbia-and the ways the adults who grew up there cling to a played-out, optimistic vision of the American Dream despite themselves. Poems span a range of emotional registers, but even in their pensive moments, they are so kinetic that their full force can only be appreciated if you read them while popping wheelies on your BMX or grooving under the splattering light of a disco ball, where the melancholy will still find you, as "your black-lit heart blooms luminous in the blue dark."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781952224263
ISBN-10: 1952224268
Publisher: Kallisto Gaia Press
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Pages: 46
Language: English

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