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Saeed Jones is an American poet whose debut collection Prelude to Bruise was named a 2014 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. Jones is also executive editor for culture at BuzzFeed.
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On Michael Jackson
Margo Jefferson - 2007-01-09 (first published in 2006)
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Margo Jefferson’s On Michael Jackson is a lucid and elegant cultural analysis of the rise and fall of the King of Pop.An award-winning cultural critic, Jefferson brings an unexpected compassion as well as her sharp intellect and incomparable insight to Jackson’s 2005 trial for child molestation, startling us with her erudite illumination of a media...
Saeed Jones
2022-05-05T16:04:55.000Z
I’m reading an EXCELLENT book right now. Can’t recommend it enough for people interested in first-rate cultural criticism. ON MICHAEL JACKSON by Margo Jefferson.      source
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American Gods
A Novel
Neil Gaiman - 2017-03-28 (first published in 2001)
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Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an a...
Saeed Jones
2021-02-28T18:46:57.000Z
@wordes Oh, I loved the book.      source
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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson - 2011-10-04 (first published in 2010)
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In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, author Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson...
Saeed Jones
2019-08-01T14:43:53.000Z
I don’t trust people who haven’t read THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS. It’s one of the most important and excellent books written in the last century:      source
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Night Sky with Exit Wounds
Ocean Vuong - 2016-04-05
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Ocean Vuong's first full-length collection aims straight for the perennial "big"and very humansubjects of romance, family, memory, grief, war, and melancholia. None of these he allows to overwhelm his spirit or his poems, which demonstrate, through breath and cadence and unrepentant enthrallment, that a gentle palm on a chest can calm the fiercest ...
Saeed Jones
2016-04-08T15:05:46.000Z
People often ask me for book recommendations. Here’s one: NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS by Ocean Vuong.      source
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Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel - 2015-06-02 (first published in 2014)
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A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty...
Saeed Jones
2014-10-20T16:21:31.000Z
Someone asked for book recommendations and, without knowing it, @IsaacFitzgerald and I both said STATION ELEVEN by @EmilyMandel!      source