Monday, November 15, 2010

"Missing You, Metropolis"

New from Graywolf Press: Missing You, Metropolis by Gary Jackson.

About the book, from the publisher:

With humor and the serious collector's delight, Gary Jackson imagines the comic-book worlds of Superman, Batman, and the X-Men alongside the veritable worlds of Kansas, racial isolation, and the gravesides of a sister and a friend.
Among the praise for Missing You, Metropolis:
"Gary Jackson's Miss you, Metropolis embodies a voice uniquely shaped and tuned for the twenty-first century. Playful, jaunty, rueful, and highly serious —sometimes within a singular poem —this persona has been forged in the caldron of popular iconography, especially in the culture of the comic book. Anything is possible in such created time and space; immediate tension exists in a climate where other worldly figures are defined by earthly matters and concerns. The funny-book world is a perfect landscape for inuuencdo and signification, and Jackson uses these aptly. This first collection of poems is gauged by a sophisticated heart."
— YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA, from the introduction