A Black Odyssey: Collected Poems (Paperback)
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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
John Gallant lives today in Prince Edward Island, where the stories in this book take place. Seth was born in 1962 in a rural Ontario town. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario with five cats, a gigantic collection of vintage records, comic books, and 20th century Canadiana, and his very patient wife. He regularly contributes illustrations to" The New Yorker "and" The National Post "and recently provided the entire album artwork for Sony records singer-songwriter, Aimee Mann.