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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Review of Spirit Boxing by Afaa Michael Weaver

How does a man endure a lifetime of mind-numbing physical work, then go on to write a body of profound, ethereal poetry unlike anything else being written today? Ask poet Afaa Weaver. He’s not the first poet/writer that has broken out of a hard knocks life. But his measured, sometimes soaring verse, distilled from years of drudgery, offers up an unusual intoxication worthy of the most engaging, indeed the best, of modern writing.

 Using Chinese mystical metaphors Afaa Weaver, in his new book Spirit Boxing, revisits his coming-of-age experiences and blue collar workplaces he and others labored in with keen insight and a racial sensitivity both adamant and gentle. For more of my review of Spirit Boxing go here:  http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2017/02/spirit-boxing-by-afaa-michael-weaver.html 

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