The confessions of a silver-tongued playboy...the musings of a jilted lover haunted by the scent of the departed...the prayers of a single mother pregnant with both hope and fear in a world beyond her control.
Crafted in searing, vivid language, the poems in Marcus Harris's exciting debut are masterfully sculpted to resonate throughout the very core of the reader like a melody unchained. Through a variety of different voices, Marcus relates universal truths that span the boundaries of race, color, creed, and gender. Whether the fertile promise of new love, the lingering sting of domestic violence, the emotional scarring of child abuse, or the beguiling face of blind patriotism – no matter which voice you hear them in, these are truly "songs" from the chorus of everyday life.
March 7, 2006