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Mixology, Matejka, Adrian

Mixology

Authors: Matejka, Adrian
Series: Penguin Poets
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POE023000, POE005050, LCO002010
ISBN: 9781101057193, Related ISBNs: 0143115839, 110105719X, 9780143115830, 9781101057193
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 96
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Selected for the 2008 National Poetry Series by Kevin Young

The poems in Adrian Matejka's second collection, Mixology, shapeshift through the myriad meanings of "mixing" to explore and explode ideas of race, skin politics, appropriation, and cultural identity. Whether the focus of the individual poems is musical, digital, or historical, the otherness implicit in being of more than one racial background guides Matejka's work to the inevitable conclusion that all things-no matter how disparate-are parts of the whole.

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