Brooklyn Antediluvian: Poems (Paperback)

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Winner of the 2017 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize


Patrick Rosal’s brilliant fourth collection of poems is ignited by the frictions of our American moment. In the face of relentless violence and deepening racial division, Rosal responds with his own brand of bare-knuckled beauty.


Rosal finds trouble he isn’t asking for in his unforgettable new poems, whether in New York City, Austin, Texas, or the colonized Philippines of his ancestors. But trouble is everywhere, and Rosal, acclaimed author of My American Kundiman, responds in kind, pulling no punches in his most visceral, physical collection to date. “My hand’s quick trip from my hip to your chin, across / your face, is not the first free lesson I’ve given,” Rosal writes, and it’s true—this new book is full of lessons, hard-earned, from a poet who nonetheless finds beauty in the face of violence. 

About the Author


Patrick Rosal is the author of four full-length poetry collections. His most recent, Boneshepherds, was named a small press highlight by the National Book Critics Circle and a notable book by the Academy of American Poets. He teaches at Rutgers–Camden and lives in Philadelphia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780892554744
ISBN-10: 0892554746
Publisher: Persea
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016
Pages: 80
Language: English

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