Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive by Patrick Rosal

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The debut collection from a vibrant, streetwise voice: Winner of the 2002 Members' Choice Award from the Asian American Writers Workshop.

Patrick Rosal's poetry rings with the music of no-frills industrial towns of central New Jersey. Portraits of hip-hoppers and condemned men (whose misdeeds as boys forever shaped their futures) alternate with dynamic riffs on longing—sexual and filial—and on the poet's Filipino roots. Unpredictable and breathtaking as a sax solo, these poems are the indelible marks made by a world that has been simultaneously kept close and left behind.

About Patrick Rosal

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Patrick Rosal's collections are "Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive, My American Kundiman", and "Boneshepherds". The son of Filipino immigrants, he lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Published May 1, 2003 by Persea. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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