Ken Tucker
November 24, 2006 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Architecture of Language

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Quincy Troupe
publisher
Coffee House Press
genre
Fiction, Poetry

We gave it an A-

In The Architecture of Language, Quincy Trope offers vivid verse salutes to his mom, Richard Pryor, and Tiger Woods; shrewd poems about writing poetry.

Sample Verse
”poets constructing lines sometimes switch & drop/from proper to colloquial…”

Lowdown
Troupe’s deft swings between high diction and casual speech connect him to Walt Whitman, the Beats, and jazz.

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