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Logorrhea Dementia: A Self-Diagnosis

Logorrhea Dementia: A Self-Diagnosis

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Attempting to stitch a quilt of language for the new millennium, Kyle Dargan finds himself in his third collection propelled forward by a mElange of voices--individuals passed on the street, journalists, philosophers, movie and cartoon characters, hip-hop emcees, and fellow poets--all of which build to a self-diagnosed logorrhea dementia. Dargan's voice channels an America mentally fatigued from a decade of foreign conflict yet cautiously hopeful about the promise of the country's renewed introspection.

In these poems, rife with the anxieties of the aughts, Dargan seeks to destabilize social and cultural landscapes believed to be settled--breaking and clearing ground to lay the foundation for a new American perspective.



Author: Kyle Dargan
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Published: 09/01/2010
Pages: 84
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780820336848

About the Author

Kyle Dargan s previous collection of poems "Bouquet of Hungers" received the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and his debut collection, "The Listening," was the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. He is the former managing editor of "Callaloo" and the founder and current editor of "POST NO ILLS" magazine. He is an assistant professor of literature and creative writing at American University in Washington, D.C."

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