October Blues

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October Blues

Contemporary Tanka by Matsukaze

Authored by Matsukaze
Edited by M. Kei

October Blues and Other Contemporary Tanka is the debut book by Matsukaze, a young, gifted, African American tanka poet. Thoroughly knowledgeable in contermporary and avant garde tanka, he experiments constantly with line and form.

Moving with assurance through time and space, he depicts everything from the coming of age of a Black woman during the Civil Rights Era to the desperation of the wife of a Japanese traitor. His tanka sequences focus on women: mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, lovers, coworkers, strugglers, addicts, and dreamers.

"Matsukaze's Tanka poems are like small, treasured love notes to the world, hailing his and all human existence." - L. M. Rose, author of The Long Blue Moan

Publication Date:
1533085226 / 9781533085221
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.25" x 6"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / American / African American

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