By Sean Hill
From the poet whose lovely debut used to be praised as "transcendent" by way of Kevin younger and "steadily convinced" by way of Carl Phillips, Dangerous Goods tracks its speaker all through North the USA and overseas, illuminating the ways that domestic and position may perhaps inhabit each other very easily or uncomfortably — or either concurrently. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo, to Bemidji, Minnesota, and Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean Hill interweaves the modern with the ancient, and explores with urgency the connection among shuttle, migration, alienation, and residential. right here, playful "postcard" poems addressed to Nostalgia and My 3rd overwhelm this day sit down along strong reflections at the immigration of African americans to Liberia in the course of and after the period of slavery. Such diversity and formal innovation make Hill's moment assortment either infrequent and exhilarating. half shadowbox, half migration map, half travelogue-in-verse, Dangerous Goods is poignant, based, and deeply moving.
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Exports & Imports” Connotations Press (An on-line Artifact): “Aurora Borealis,” “Fortnight,” “Voices in St. Paul’s Cathedral” Copper Nickel: “Postcard to Listlessness,” “Vacation” Crab Orchard evaluate: “In My Father’s House,” “Spring in Bemidji” DIAGRAM: “Bemidji in Spring” Gulf Coast: “Penumbra” Harvard overview: “Still lifestyles with Starlings and guy” Mandala magazine: “Dangerous Goods,” “Lack,” “The Wall” Mantis: “Postcard to the Bottoms of My footwear” Memorious: “Postcard to Eduardo,” “Postcard to incorrect tackle” Missouri overview on-line Poem of the Week function: “A photo Taken in Duluth” New Madrid: “Dearest,” “June 1920,” “Sam Kee, I think” 9th Letter: “Sugaring, 1915” nocturnes (re)view: “Seven Pastorals at 16” The Owls: “Jail Yard,” “We reside to benefit to like: a narrative” The Oxford American: “Etymology in a Subway in Houston” Pleiades: “after James Wright” Poecology: “Postcard to Anna” Poetry: “Bemidji Blues” The Rumpus: “Postcard to Nostalgia,” “Postcard from Reconciliation” Sou’wester: “Postcard from a Destination,” “Postcard to My 3rd overwhelm this day” Tin condo: “Distance among Desires,” “Sugaring Redux” The Tusculum evaluation: “Postcard with Blood Stain,” “Postcard with Blood Stain Received,” “Somniloquent,” “Visiting the Carriage apartment” Water~Stone assessment: “Above all of it” “Bahamas Voyage: Meditations on Blacks on Boats” used to be published as a restricted variation letterpress broadside through James Millar of the Quonset Hut Press. Anthologies: The Rumpus unique Poetry Anthology, edited by way of Brian Spears, The Rumpus: “Postcard to Nostalgia” Villanelles, chosen and edited by means of Annie Finch and Marie Elizabeth Mali, Everyman’s Library: “Distance among wishes” The artwork of Angling: Poems approximately Fishing, chosen and edited by means of Henry Hughes, Everyman’s Library: “Bemidji in Spring” Black Nature: 4 Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, chosen and edited by way of Camille T. Dungy, U of Georgia Press: “Seven Pastorals at 16” and “Bemidji in Spring” For believing within the manuscript and for his or her roles in bringing this booklet into the area, i'm thankful to Daniel Slager, Allison Wigen, Patrick Thomas, and the remainder of the Milkweed versions employees. for his or her help, which allowed me to jot down a few of these poems, i'm thankful to the the collage of Georgia inventive Writing application, Cave Canem origin, the Bread Loaf Writers’ convention, the collage of Houston artistic Writing application, Inprint Inc. , the James Michener starting place, the Archibald Bush origin, the MacDowell Artist Colony, the Jerome starting place, Jay C. and Ruth Halls and the Wisconsin Institute for inventive Writing at UW-Madison, Stanford collage and the Wallace Stegner software, the quarter 2 Arts Council of Minnesota, the Hambidge heart for the artistic Arts & Sciences, the yank Antiquarian Society, the Minnesota nation Arts Board and their Artist Initiative supply software, and the Minnesota rising Writers provide software and the Loft Literary heart. Sean Hill is a ﬁscal 12 months 2011 recipient of an Artist Initiative supply from the Minnesota nation Arts Board.