The Architecture of Language by Quincy Troupe

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"Troupe's poems resemble Romare Bearden's collages: muscular and colorful."-North American Review

In the Whitmanic tradition, Quincy Troupe's poetry explodes from the page, capturing the spirit of America.

Inspired by contemporary art, music, literature, and sports, The Architecture of Language 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.


About Quincy Troupe

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Featured on two PBS poetry series, Troupe is the author of seven volumes of poetry including Transcircularities, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and Minnesotabased Talking Volumes bookclub selection. In addition to children's books on Magic Johnson and Stevie Wonder, Troupe chronicled his friendship with Miles Davis in Miles and Me, soon to be a feature film.
Published October 1, 2006 by Coffee House Press. 110 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the best poems in Troupe's latest collection—following 2002's Transcircularities— which is organized into seven thematic sections, this prolific author finds that "magic comes when you least expect it."

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More than half of the poems in this volume were written while Troupe was residing in Guadeloupe, and we see the influence of a vibrant multiethnic Caribbean culture in this book.

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