St. Trigger by Aaron ColemanSt. Trigger by Aaron Coleman

St. Trigger

byAaron Coleman

Paperback | October 25, 2016

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Aaron Coleman's St. Trigger, winner of the 2015 Button Poetry Prize, investigates race and gender in contemporary America through a constantly shifting series of structures, forming its own boundaries in one poem only to break and reshape them in the next. Narrative shatters into pure lyric and reforms in an instant. Coleman's poems define themselves -- sharp and blazing and wholly new.
Title:St. TriggerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.16 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:Button PoetryLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943735069

ISBN - 13:9781943735068


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Her Song a Cliff a CageHow did it end up in that house. Hand-forgedburl and bole and shoulder. Figure sheathedbeneath cloth. What sunk and becamethe room. What was draped and standingtaller than this woman who made the womanwho made me known. Restless wire sacrament.A hole made of music comes wide, inhuman froma crooked instrument, a torso almost hollowed,rimmed in shades of pink and ivory. Nothingblack about this anchor. Beyond memory, she touchedits strings, spilled improbable sound. I willalways be a child to that harp. Confused.Never allowed to touch. A deafening gleam whenits music moved through lightless rooms, throughwalls and bodies alike. I became silence. I've becomecumbersome as love I cannot hold. Then let me bethat music that consumes midnight. Let me makechords with what comes from this blood.

Editorial Reviews

"The spirit of danger that permeates every line of St. Trigger makes Aaron Coleman a poet to watch and admire." -- Jericho Brown, author of The New Testament