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Cecil S. Giscombe

Professor
417 Wheeler
Thursdays, 3-6. Other times by appointment.
csgiscombe@berkeley.edu
510-642-2736


Specialties

Books

Title Fields
Pic-book23 Prairie Style
Prairie Style is about the breakdown of location and voice. It lays out a landscape of habitations (Frank Lloyd Wright's designs for "servantless families," fox dens in an embankment, the two-mile long face of Chicago's Robert Taylor public housing project, etc.) and crosses and recrosses the line between poetry and prose. The book is an acknowledgement of the "terri....

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Forthcoming books--2014, 2015--include Ohio Railroads (a poem in essay form) and Border Towns (essays having to do wth poetry). Earlier books include Prairie Style (2008), Into and Out of Dislocation (2000), Giscome Road (1998), etc.  Poetry and prose reprinted in Best American Poetry, Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry, Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry, Bluesprint: Black British Columbia Literature and Orature, and elsewhere.

 



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