Holding Company
Holding Company
Poems
Major Jackson



In Holding Company, Major Jackson explores art, literature, and music as a kingdom, or an empire, a dark, seductive force in our lives.

In an effort to understand desire, beauty, and love as transient anodynes to metaphysical loneliness, he invokes Constantine Cavafy, Pablo Neruda, Anna Akhmatova, and Dante Rossetti.

from "Jewel-Tongued"

The stillness of a lover's mouth
assaulted me. I never wearied of anecdotes
on the Commons, gesturing until I scattered
myself into a luminance, shining over a city
of women. Was I less human or more? I hear still
my breathing echoing off their pillows. So many
eyes like crushed flowers. Our fingers splayed
over a bed's edge. We were blown away.

Title Holding Company
Subtitle Poems
Author Major Jackson
Publisher W.W. Norton & Co.
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0393341127
ISBN-13 9780393341126
Publication Date 06 February 2012
Weight 16 oz.
 


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