Full of rhythm and big-breath lines, Troupe’s poetry explodes from the page, capturing the spirit of America.
Inspired by contemporary art, music, literature, and sports, Troupe dismantles the dangerously clichéd, wooden rhetoric saturating our national discourse and rebuilds the language in poems bursting with beauty, energy, and enough imaginative fire to light the way to the future.
2007 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist
“What is it poetry seeks? How does it feel to organize against the war in Iraq? What is the architecture of language? These are questions raised by Quincy Troupe in his latest collection of poetry . . . a wonderful energetic poetic take-it-to-the-hoop in Guadeloupe Quincy Troupe moment.” —Jayne Cortez