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Hardheaded Weather by Cornelius Eady

Hardheaded Weather

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Hardheaded Weather by Cornelius Eady
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Apr 10, 2008 | ISBN 9780399155116

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Praise for Hardheaded Weather

“This collection of both new and previously published poems showcases Eady’s enormous range as a chronicler of contemporary American life, class, race, family, gender, jazz and blues, and the distinctions between urban and rural environments all play a role in these impeccable lyrics. Eady’s plain-spoken, pragmatic voice is accessible yet distinct, and the experiences he describes (being a victim of discrimination, watching a tough-minded father die, surviving prostate cancer) manage to seem both intimate and universal.”—The New Yorker

“The widely respected poet and teacher, founder (with Toi Derricotte) of the Cave Canem poetry workshop, follows up his last collection, a finalist for the National Book Award, with new work reflecting on advancing middle age and his sometimes jarring transition from urban to rural dweller. The selected work spans the past seven years and joyously sheds new light on some long out-of- print material.”—The Washington Post

“This first career-spanning selection confirms Eady as a likable, if self-conscious, poet of uncommon variety, with a gift for the spoken vernacular….This is a fine introduction to Eady’s worthy oeuvre.”—Publishers Weekly



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