Maverick Room Poems

ISBN-10: 1555974147

ISBN-13: 9781555974145

Edition: 2005

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With its defiance for any one tradition or voice, Thomas Sayers Ellis’s debut becomes a powerful argument against monotony A dream. A democracy. A savage liberty. And yet another anthem and yet another heaven and yet another party wants you. Wants you wants you wants you. —from “Groovallegiance” In one poem, Thomas Sayers Ellis prognosticates, “Pretty soon, the Age of the Talk Show / Will slip on a peel left in the avant- gutter.” The result is The Maverick Room, the testing ground of determination and serendipity, where call-and-response becomes Steinian echo becomes Post-Soul percussive pleasure becomes a bootlegged recording hustled out of a D.C. go-go club.
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 1/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Thomas Sayers Ellisis a poet and photographer. He is the author of a previous poetry book,The Maverick Room, and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and in the low-residency program at Lesley University. He lives in Brooklyn.

Marcus Garvey vitamins
A Baptist beat
The roll call
A pack of cigarettes
That fuss was us
Slow fade to black
Sir Nose D'VoidoFunk
Undressing Mr. Wiggles
My autopsy
The break of dawn
Giant steps
On display
Take me out to the go-go
The Moonlite Inn
Block party
Shooting back
Stalking another man's hands
A kiss in the dark
Photograph of Dr. Funkenstein
Bright moments
A psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop
Fatal April
A dope dog with serious eyes versus the thumpasorus peoples (the thumps bump) b/w brand-new brand name
Tambourine Tommy
Atomic bride
View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
My own - stones
All their stanzas look alike
The dollar signs of autumn
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