American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

Terrance Hayes

nonfiction poetry race challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

112 pages | first published 2018


In seventy poems bearing the same title, Terrance Hayes explores the meanings of American, of assassin, and of love in the sonnet form. Written during the first two hundred days of the Trump presidency, these poems are haunted by the country's pas...
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