Seduction: New Poems, 2013-2018

Seduction: New Poems, 2013-2018 Review

The world is made of seductions. In Quincy Troupe's Seduction, the "I" becomes the "Eye," serving as metaphor and witness in a narrative compilation from a master of poetic music. Elegies and dramatic odes look at the seduction of all things loved or hated, especially the man made of color. How did the killings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin seduce the public's eye and catch the fire of racism? How did Aretha Franklin seduce us with voice and twang? How does the art of Romare Bearden or Jack Whitten still tell our truths, fantasies, and oppressions?

time is a bald eagle, a killer soaring high in the blue, / music to men
dodging bullets in speeding cars, / knew death, hoped it'd never come . . .


In this collection we are seduced by Troupe's opus. This is the poet's art laid bare. He is our "Eye." Visions of the transatlantic slave trade, portraits of American violence, pop culture, and historical voices are the lyrical relics in Troupe's masterful verse. One of American literature's most important rhythmical artists, Troupe has created a chronicle reaching through history for the collective "I/Eye" that is all of us.
 

Title:Seduction: New Poems, 2013-2018

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Joseph

    Seduction: New Poems, 2013-2018 by Quincy Troupe is the poets latest collection of poetry. Troupe is an award-winning author of ten volumes of poetry, three children’s books, and six non-fiction wor...

  • Rebecca (Coffeebooksandjournals)

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a earc of this book. The poetry didn’t really hook me, I liked that it told stories. It’s just nothing stood out to me. It seemed to drag on too. I usu...

  • Dorie

    Seduction:New Poems 2013-2018By Quincy Troupe Expected Publication date 12-15-18Triquarterly BooksQuincy Troupe is one of those rare poets that reach inside and pull out emotions, some you never knew ...

  • Sophie

    that is life, rising, falling, like pitches of music swelling with breath,with beauty, black people breathing, in the here & now every second, every day, yes black lives matter, living in a trumpet's...

  • Lenore Cheairs

    I feel this collection is strong enough to warrant a 5 star. It was mentioned before about the I/eye thing but I have to say that he truly earns the being the reader's eye. Opening the reader up to th...

  • Amanda Lenore Cheairs

    I feel this collection is strong enough to warrant a 5 star. It was mentioned before about the I/eye thing but I have to say that he truly earns the being the reader's eye. Opening the reader up to th...