Friday, May 3, 2013
Review: Any Psalm You Want
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A fellow poet once described Khary Jackson as a blend of Saul Williams and Pablo Neruda, which may prove fitting given Khary's unique aesthetic as a child of the hip hop generation with penchant for intimate, passionate verse. Jackson's first book incorporates fantastical imagery, quiet vulnerability and a willingness to witness the rite of loss, fearlessly. He is one of the most popular authors in all of Minnesota.
Khary Jackson's poetry reads like music. His lines thrum to the beat of the instruments he writes about and the places he dedicates his poems to. Jackson raises a symphony of words, painting pictures of America, tiny microcosms of its culture. This collection is absolutely stunning, the kind of body of work that makes a slam poet prod to be a part of the same community. I cannot stop gushing about this, and I'm not sure I want to. Write Bloody consistently brings its readers incredible poets, and this is no exception. This is necessary for any poetry or music lover.
Until next time, happy reading!