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The Hunger Wall: Poems (Paperback)

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In 1992, critically acclaimed poet James Ragan was in Los Angeles when riots exploded across racial and class lines. That same year he was also living in Prague when Czechoslovakia divided into two separate nations, motivated by the principles of "nationalism." This odd coincidence forms the crux of his new, eagerly anticipated book of poetry. The poems in The Hunger Wall, named for a wall near the Prague Castle, take these two cultural sensibilities that seem worlds apart and explore the subtle nuances of their unlikely similarities. In beautifully crafted and metaphorically rich language, Ragan studies what it means to set a "border," whether it be political, racial, or economic. The Hunger Wall examines a continually changing world -- a world of shifting cultural identities in which the widening gap between the rich and the poor is dangerously explosive.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802134783
ISBN-10: 0802134785
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: August 16th, 1996
Pages: 112
Language: English