White-Help Book



    At the state
    fair where
    cotton is
    candy and
    candy
    cottons to a
    black
    puck
    soars to the
    top of the
    tower and
    strikes a
    bell
    below a
    prize-
    winner
    strikes a
    pose a
    fist of
    mallet
    giving the
    sky the
    finger as
    stand-by
    clappers
    cede the
    hammered
    base uproar.




Formerly from Detroit, Tyrone Williams, poet and scholar, is the author of c.c. (2002), On Spec (2008), The Hero Project of the Century (2009), Adventures of Pi (2011), Howell (2011), and As iZ (2018), and editor of African American Literature: Revised Edition (2008).


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