Craving a Modern Mythos (Missing You, Metropolis by Gary Jackson)

POW! WHAM! How do you find the edge to combine commentary on racism, contemporary society, and comic books through poetry?  Missing You, Metropolis showcases Gary Jackson’s  skill to do just that with incredible acumen and ability.  In his Cave Canem prize-winning book (chosen by Yusef Komunyakaa), Jackson expands the world of poems that include Spider-Man, Nightcrawler, Wonder Woman, and many more modern heroes with a stark story of what it means to face questions of race in midwestern America.  Jackson charges each piece with just the right measure of wit and pathos as he brings the mythology of our age–comic books–to life.

About the Author: Abigail Browning

aba-city-lights-poet-picAbigail Browning, Founder and Managing Editor, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received her MFA in Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Abigail has poems either published or forthcoming in the Yemassee Journal OnlineThe Greensboro Review, Linebreakand RHINO Poetry. In addition, she was honored to receive the Amon Liner Poetry Award, the Noel Callow/Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and was a finalist for the Linda Flowers NC Arts Prize. She also has a passion for jazz music and dance, and teaches swing-era dances in her free time: www.abigailbrowning.com.

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