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Title:
Electric arches
Author:
Ewing, Eve L., author.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Works. Selections
Publication Information:
Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2017.

©2017
Physical Description:
ix, 90 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing's narrative takes us from the streets of 1990s Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time, and reality. Ewing imagines familiar figures in magical circumstances; blues legend Koko Taylor is a tall-tale hero; LeBron James travels through time and encounters his teenage self. She identifies everyday objects: hair moisturizer, a spiral notebook as precious icons.
General Note:
Collected poetry, narrative prose, and visual art.
Language:
English
Contents:
True stories. Secret decoder ring -- Arrival day -- The first time [a re-telling] -- The device -- Artifacts -- Four boys on Ellis [a re-telling] -- Sestina with Matthew Henson's fur suit -- True stories about Koko Taylor -- From A Map Home -- Another time [a re-telling] -- Note from LeBron James to LeBron James -- Excerpts from an Interview with Metta World Peace, a.k.a. Ron Artest, a.k.a. the Panda's friend -- How I arrived -- Oil and water. Shea butter manifesto -- Appletree -- I thought it was a spider -- What I mean when I say I'm sharpening my oyster knife -- To Stacey, as you were -- Why you cannot touch my hair -- Ode to Luster's Pink Oil -- One thousand and one ways to touch your own face -- To the notebook kid -- Thursday morning, Newbury Street -- Letters from the flatlands. On Prince -- Origin story -- Sonnet -- Chicago is a chorus of barking dogs -- At the salon -- Montage in a car -- The discount megamall (in memoriam) -- I come from the fire city -- Hood run: a poem in five acts -- One good time for Marilyn Mosby -- Columbus Hospital -- Ekphrasis, parts II-V -- What I talk about when I talk about Black Jesus -- At work with my father -- Fullerton Avenue -- Tuesday -- Requiem for fifth period and the things that went on then -- Untitled anti-elegy -- Affirmation.
ISBN:
9781608468560
Format :
Book