Brutal Imagination

Finalist, National Book Awards 2001 for Poetry

Brutal Imagination, by Cornelius Eady Book Cover
ISBN 9780399147180
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Cornelius Eady author photo, credit: Miriam Berkeley
Cornelius Eady

Cornelius Eady is the author of eight books of poetry, including Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems. His second book, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, won the Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1985; in 2001 Brutal Imagination was a Finalist for the National Book Award. More about this author >

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Poems addressing the status of black men in America confront the white man’s vision of blacks and the obstacles of color and class facing black families.