Pardon My Heart

Pardon My Heart

Poems

by Marcus Jackson

Imprint: TriQuarterly

80 Pages, 6.12 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780810136915
  • Published: April 2018

$16.95

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  • eBook
  • 9780810136922
  • Published: April 2018

$16.95

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Winner of the 2019 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry 

Pardon My Heart 
is an exploration of love in the contemporary African American ethos. In this lyrically complex collection, the speakers and subjects—the adult descendants of the Great Migration—reckon with past experiences and revelatory, hard-earned ideas about race and class.

With a compelling blend of narrative, musicality, and imagery, Jackson’s poems span a multitude of scenes, landscapes, and sensations. Pardon My Heart examines intimacy, memory, grief, and festivity while seeking out new, reflective sectors within emotion and culture. By means of concise portraiture and sonic vibrancy, Jackson’s poems ultimately express the urgency and pliability of the human soul. 

 

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