Rise by A. Van Jordan

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In this superb and eagerly anticipated debut collection by the young African American poet A. Van Jordan, the energy and music of Jordan's language, his honesty of feeling and of truth telling, are matched by his freshness and power. "His stuff shines, sweat pours off it," says Joy Harjo. And there is a kind of solidity and reality in Jordan's poems that display varieties of experience and depths of meditation too rarely found in contemporary American poetry.

About A. Van Jordan

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A. Van Jordan, the author of the much-praised MACNOLIA, lives and teaches in Austin, Texas.
Published June 1, 2001 by Tia Chucha. 94 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Working with now-legendary artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee revived the anemic superhero genre using the “Marvel Method”: he supplied outlines instead of detailed scripts, and the artists freely changed plots and characters, leaving Lee to write in dialogue afterward.

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Jordan learned later that his assailant had intended to kill Jesse Jackson in Chicago but had settled on Jordan because Jackson was out of town.

Nov 04 2001 | Read Full Review of Rise

London School of Economics

Ryan Evans finds that Fawaz Gerges delivers a characteristically assertive message in his recent book: that Al-Qaeda, the ‘mutant step-child of the Islamist movement’, is in severe decline and was never as dangerous to Western civilization as it is commonly made out to be.

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