Bangalore Kerry James Evans

ISBN: 9781556594052

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Bangalore  by  Kerry James Evans

Bangalore by Kerry James Evans
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“Evans’ jarring debut book of poems draws on his experience as a combat engineer for the Army National Guard…A strong contribution to wartime poetry composed by combatants…Given recent controversy over domestic surveillance and enlistedMore“Evans’ jarring debut book of poems draws on his experience as a combat engineer for the Army National Guard…A strong contribution to wartime poetry composed by combatants…Given recent controversy over domestic surveillance and enlisted whistle-blowers, this is a necessary read, indeed.”—BooklistDrawing upon Kerry James Evanss experience in the military, Bangalore speaks from the position of a natural class warrior who came of age desperately poor in some of the most hardscrabble parts of our country.

Whether highlighting a barracks argument about gays in the military or contemplating pent-up eros, the poems are experientially political in the best sense.From Lilacs and Razor Wire:Bent over in a folding chair, my arm a rag of oil, I scrape the carbon from my M-16with a pipe cleaner here in the armorynamed after a young Colonelwho hanged himself.No one sitting here really knowswhether or not the Colonelwas a homosexual.

I bring up my mother-in-law, who is.Outside the window the local convictshave decided to mow down the lilacsblossoming along the roadside.We go back to talking about homosexualsand homosexuality, and I say: We are all a little gay, which lands meon the floor in a wrestling position . . .Kerry James Evans served six years in the Army National Guard as a combat engineer.

He received his MFA in creative writing from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, and is enrolled in the PhD program in English-Creative Writing from Florida State University. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.



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