Much like the vibrant, riveting reading performances for which he is so well-known, Quincy Troupe’s award-winning poetry is pure rhythm and deep bass beats that barely stay on the page. This magnificent new volume captures Troupe’s voice stronger than ever as he issues celebratory and pointed statements on jazz, sports, love, art, literature, American life, and the sublimity of it all.
2003 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2003 Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist
2003 Binghampton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award Winner
“A multi-award-winning veteran of performance poetry and of the printed page, [Troupe] demonstrates his ebullient and undimmed powers in this capacious selection.” —Publishers Weekly
“Troupe is a master of rhythm, repetition and song with an amazing ability to capture the tones and colors of not only speech but the landscape of thoughts, ideas and culture…. Transcircularities is important because it succeeds in giving us a panoramic view into the poet’s development of craft and style over the past three decades.” —Black Issues Book Review