Friday Staff Pick: The Feel Trio

Fred Moten is the real deal of contemporary poetry. And this book, The Feel Trio, is one of his best numbers to date. Reprinting at least one of his hard-to-find chapbooks, this book is made up of three sections of poems that flail the margins of the pedestrian and the philosophically sublime. A finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in poetry, The Feel Trio is also the only book by a small press represented on their short list. Taking influence from one Cecil Taylor’s great jazz trios, the poems jam thick as a bass line or sprinkle like keys more than they lay captured within the book’s pages.—Recommended by Jackson, City Lights Books

National Book Award Finalist, 2014

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