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The world is made of seductions. In Quincy Troupe's Seduction, the "I" becomes the "Eye," serving as metaphor and witness in a narrative compilation from a master of poetic music. Elegies and dramatic odes look at the seduction of all things loved or hated, especially the man made of color. How did the killings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin seduce the pu ...more
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Published December 15th 2018 by Triquarterly
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Joseph
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Seduction: New Poems, 2013-2018 by Quincy Troupe is the poets latest collection of poetry. Troupe is an award-winning author of ten volumes of poetry, three children’s books, and six non-fiction works.

Troupe offers a unique perspective on African-American life from Jazz to the shootings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin. Troupe plays heavily on two themes. The first is the substitution of "eye" for "I." The "eye" is all-seeing whereas "I" is open to interpretation and our own pre
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Rebecca (Coffeebooksandjournals)
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The poetry didn’t really hook me, I liked that it told stories. It’s just nothing stood out to me. It seemed to drag on too. I usually like poetry more if it makes me feel something but these didn’t. I gave this a two out of five stars. It was an okay read I didn’t like it or hate it.
Dorie
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Seduction:New Poems 2013-2018
By Quincy Troupe
Expected Publication date 12-15-18
Triquarterly Books

Quincy Troupe is one of those rare poets that reach inside and pull out emotions, some you never knew you had, and re-examine them. He forces us to confront not just important issues, but how they make you feel. Throughout this volume he substitutes "eye" for "I". The "eye" is seeing all; the "I" is our own interpretation, belief of even prejudice. It really makes this a much more personal collectio
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Sarah
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
This collection really fell flat for me. I found it intriguing, I liked how the prose described the many factors that control us or "seduce" us, as it were. However, the prose soon began to get political, and once it did the imagery and metaphors started to get dull, then it went downhill with a few details that barely kept my attention. I like the idea behind it, but this collection did not read as completely as it was made out to be. The "eye" symbolism was very weak, and these tidbits got so ...more
Sophie
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review, poetry
that is life, rising, falling, like pitches of music swelling with breath,
with beauty, black people breathing, in the here & now every second,
every day, yes black lives matter, living in a trumpet's voice,
will always matter, singing in the air, will always matter
beautiful as we are, will always matter, breathing in this life,
will always matter, yes, always, always, always

Μοντέρνα γραφή και θεματική, ενδιαφέρον και καυστικό ποιητικό ύφος, θυμίζει έντονα ελεγεία ενώ απεικονίζει με εξαιρετ
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Lenore Cheairs
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I feel this collection is strong enough to warrant a 5 star. It was mentioned before about the I/eye thing but I have to say that he truly earns the being the reader's eye. Opening the reader up to the subject by having them see the truth. The truest beauty in a poet is when they can make you feel and see what you cannot. A must read for all poetry fans. And highly recommended to those that want to try out poetry.
Amanda Lenore Cheairs
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I feel this collection is strong enough to warrant a 5 star. It was mentioned before about the I/eye thing but I have to say that he truly earns the being the reader's eye. Opening the reader up to the subject by having them see the truth. The truest beauty in a poet is when they can make you feel and see what you cannot. A must read for all poetry fans. And highly recommended to those that want to try out poetry.
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Quincy Troupe is Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego, and author of thirteen books.
Two of his books, Miles: The Autobiography (1989) and Snake-Back Solos (1979), have won the American Book Award.
He also wrote James Baldwin: The Legacy (1989), Avalanche (1996), Choruses (1999), and Take it to the Hoop Magic Johnson (2000).
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