Poetry by Quincy Troupe

April 1, 1996 • 6 x 9 • 128 pages • 978-1-56689-044-1

A collection of poetry about men, women, jazz, and American life.

An award-winning poet, Quincy Troupe offers an extraordinary collection of poetry, urging the reader to see the world as it is, and as it appears. Exploring the sacred and the everyday, Troupe’s poems reflect a cross-fertilization of language, metaphor, image, rhythm, and form.

About the Author

Featured in two PBS poetry series, Quincy Troupe is the author of seven volumes of poetry including Transcircularities and most recently, Errançities. In addition to chronicling his friendship with Miles Davis in Miles and Me, Troupe has recently published children’s books on Magic Johnson and Stevie Wonder. He is also the winner of two American Book Awards, a Peabody Award, and the title of World Heavyweight Champion Poet. He divides his time between New York and a countryside village in Guadeloupe.


“Troupe has that rare gift, the ability to transfer his sound to the page. . . . The typical Troupe poem comes at the reader like a locomotive on fire, full of blazing and powerful imagery.” —Ishmael Reed, San Diego Reader

“He combines mere words into phrases and paragraphs that sing the range of life’s raw emotions.” Los Angeles Times

“Quincy Troupe wants to take poetry in a new direction, away from the confines of boring, intellectual riddles that puzzle the mind and turn millions of people off poetry.” Metro Literary Quarterly

“Troupe blends myth, history and the spiritual world with the tangibles of daily life.” American Visions Magazine