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.

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