It's Not Over Once You Figure It Out with Isaac Pickell

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 6:30pm

Schuler Books
Gateway Center
7260 Orchard Lake Road,
West Bloomfield Twp, MI 48322

Poet and teacher, Isaac Pickell joins us in West Bloomfield to celebrate his linguistically experimental and socially engaged collection of poems.

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About the Book:
A linguistically experimental and socially engaged collection of poems that examines questions of colorism within an economically driven world.

In a collection of poems that collapses the spectrum between the theoretical and the personal, that is at once intimately lyric and researched, Isaac Pickell travels through various borderlands of space, memory, and identity in search of an "original shade." In failing to find what he's looking for, the poet is equally drawn to the beauty and cruelty of a world addled by capitalism, careening the reader into collisions with complicity and possibility. Enigmatic and striking, It's not over once you figure it out offers rich, layered poetry that is tender with its subjects of generational trauma, liberation, and the Black and Jewish experience.

About the Author:
Isaac Pickell is a biracial poet & PhD candidate in Detroit, where he teaches the writing of poetry and the reading of literature. He received his MFA from Miami University and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Woodward Review. He is the author of the chapbook everything saved will be last and his work has appeared in Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Passages North, among other journals.

It's Not Over Once You Figure It Out By Isaac Pickell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939568632
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Black Ocean - December 12th, 2023