A Black Odyssey: Collected Poems (Paperback)

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By Seth
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This diverse, vibrant book is modeled on Homer's ancient epic, using it as an allegorical scaffolding for the poet’s own experience as a Black man in contemporary America. As Homer led Odysseus through mythical challenges, SETH leads the reader through human trials—poverty, desire, injustice, racism, as he wrestles with what it means to be alive in these times.

About the Author

One of Colorado's best known performance poets, SETH has collaborated with countless musicians, poets, actors, dancers and other performance artists in a never-ending quest to render poetry more entertaining, and thus more accessible, to general audiences. Over the years he has garnered several awards for his pioneering efforts to meld spoken word with the other performance art forms As a member of Open Rangers, SETH produced and directed a series of Poetry Theater productions combining poetry with music, theater and dance. He was a member of the critically-acclaimed performance art trio Jafrika, recognized by the Rocky Mountain News as "among Denver's finest cultural offerings." His experimental short stories have appeared in numerous literary publications. He has been a member of Denver's National Poetry Slam Team and currently performs with Art Compost & the Words Mechanics.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780988227927
ISBN-10: 0988227924
Publisher: Mercury Heartlink
Publication Date: September 17th, 2012
Pages: 130
Language: English