This Weekend, Investigate The 'Edges' Of Fred Moten's Musical Poetry

April 26, 2015 11:42 AM

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This Weekend, Investigate The 'Edges' Of Fred Moten's Musical Poetry

In the latest installment of our occasionial series Weekend Reads, we're celebrating National Poetry Month with The Little Edges, a unique work by American poet Fred Moten. Many of the poems in the book were commissioned, and they focus on real life people and events.

It's recommended by poet Douglas Kearney. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin that Moten is fascinating "because he manages to bring not only a sense of the personal and the lyric, but also a kind of intellectual rigor to his work. And there's also this great attention to music within the text itself — but...

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