By Campbell McGrath
Pulitzer Prize finalist
A poetic background of the 20th century from one in all our such a lot liked, renowned, and hugely lauded poets—a stirring, strikingly unique, intensely imagined activity of the main powerful voices and searing moments that experience formed our collective experience.
XX is award-winning poet Campbell McGrath’s superb series of 1 hundred poems—one in step with year—written in an unlimited variety of kinds, and within the voices of figures as different as Picasso and Mao, Frida Kahlo and Elvis Presley. in accordance with years of historic study and cultural research, XX turns poetry into an archival inquiry and a choral documentary. Hollywood and Hiroshima, Modernism and propaganda, Bob Dylan and Walter Benjamin—its variety of curiosity encompasses the complete century of artwork and tradition, invention and struggle.
Elegiac and celebratory, deeply tragic and wickedly humorous, XX is a distinct assortment from this stated grasp of historic poetry, and his so much formidable ebook yet.